Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health is an important area that every single business or organisation should be focusing attention on in 2022. From management at the top of the organisation, through to junior employees and graduates, all individuals in the workplace have certain mental health needs and requirements, and it’s imperative that this is remembered. Companies need to be proactive in supporting employees with different mental health needs; this will help create a much more inclusive and welcoming working environment.


In this post, the team at Precision Health explores how you can support employees and promote good mental health in the workplace. Take a read to learn more, and if you would like to enquire about our employee occupational health services - then please contact us today on +3531 910 4024.


Why Talking about Mental Health is Vital


When it comes to mental health, every employee needs to feel able to talk openly about any difficulties they’re currently experiencing. Simply talking and opening up about mental health can be incredibly beneficial, and it can help employees feel comfortable, safe and secure at work. It might also mean that less time is taken off for mental health problems, and it’s likely to improve employee morale in the workplace too.


Another benefit of talking about mental health is that it reduces the stigma still surrounding mental health. Open discussions and conversations about mental health make us all understand just how common these sorts of life challenges and difficulties are. Sharing experiences can have a positive effect on all employees, and increase understanding and awareness throughout your organisation.


How to Foster a Supportive Environment


Alongside encouraging employees to talk about mental health openly, employers can create and harness a working environment where all staff feel supported and empowered. Employers must decide to emphasise that mental health and physical health are both as important as each other, and that they should be treated in the same way too.


What’s more, a supportive workplace means giving staff the opportunity to have regular one-to-ones with managers, allowing them to communicate any problems they may be currently having. Finally, employers can encourage positive mental health by organising mental health awareness training and workshops, as well as appointing mental health ‘leaders’ who staff can speak to when they’re in need.


Overall, it is essential that employers do all they can to promote good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace - through education, a clear and defined mental health strategy, and a commitment to understanding mental health across the entire organisation.


First-Class Employee Occupational Health Services


Here at Precision Health, we partner with a wide range of companies in the leisure, sport, IT and healthcare sectors - providing first-rate employee occupational health services on-site. Our team, which consists of front-line medical experts and trusted professionals, will support your employees to stay healthy and well at all times. We’ll also ensure that your employees are provided with the best care possible, especially when they’re at their most vulnerable.


We can provide our occupational health services as a stand-alone service, or in combination - creating an extensive custom end of end absence management programme. Our services include sickness absence management, health surveillance and testing, pre-employment assessment, and policy development and advice.


To get in touch with the Precision Health team - call us today on +3531 910 4024 or email us at support@precisionhealth.ie and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. In the meantime, head over to the Precision Health website to learn more about all of our occupational health services, wellbeing workshops and much more.