3 ways to support the wellness of your employees

40% of workplaces still do not offer any mental health support for staff and less than a quarter of line managers have received any training in mental health. Only a third of 18 to 29-year-olds are comfortable talking with their manager about mental health issues compared to almost half of people in their 40s. 

Equip staff to deal with mental health
If line managers were better trained in dealing with mental health, they would be able to proactively manage and support their employees. Arm employees with the skills and confidence to recognise and support anyone dealing with mental stress. Mental Health First Aid is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid. The training is an internationally recognised and accredited two-day course developed by Mental Health First Aid England. It is designed to raise awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. The course will provide employees with the knowledge to identify the symptoms of mental health issues, effectively support anyone dealing with mental stress and guide people towards the appropriate professional help.

Build resilient teams
74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. MyMindPal is a powerful new platform that brings together some of the newest and best thinking in behaviour change to help your team get and stay happy. Best of all, it only takes 5 minutes a day. It has been created to build resilient teams who need to feel less stressed and have better working days. MyMindPal is a digital platform that employs cognitive interventions and mindfulness practices to positively shift the way people think and behave.

Encourage positive lifestyle changes
The key to leading a healthy lifestyle is making small but effective changes. Onsite wellness workshops are highly interactive and effective at motivating employees to take action and make important lifestyle changes. The workshops are designed to target and support all of your people, regardless of whether they are just thinking about change, preparing for change, or ready to take action.

If you are looking to offer Mental Health First Aid, MyMindPal or wellness workshops to your workforce, please visit Your Wellness Hub on www.yourwellnesshub.co.uk or email us on [email protected]