In recent years employees working all around the UK have been increasingly affected by work-related stress, depression or anxiety. You may be surprised to learn that a total of 12.8 million working days were lost in 2018-19 due to work-related stress, anxiety and depression. Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing at mental health charity Mind has encouraged employers to take staff wellbeing seriously. Employers now need to provide their staff with a stress-free environment in which they feel comfortable working in order to be attractive to new talent and to nurture existing.
Implementation of workplace wellness into a company’s culture can have great benefits to both employers and their employees. There are many ways in which wellness activities can be performed in an office space. Some of the wellness initiatives we provide at Spa–Porter to promote healthy mental wellbeing include office yoga, mindfulness workshops and 1-1 drop in counselling sessions with a therapist. These initiatives can be very effective at offering a preventative solution to employee burnout, depression and the feeling of being overwhelmed.
Office wellness has an undeniably positive impact on the culture and environment within a company. Most importantly, offering employee engagement soIutions will make your company stand out which will benefit employee retention and also decrease the number of sick days taken by your staff.
If you have seen your employees underperform due to work-related stress or anxiety, considering a wellness solution is a must. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a call or meeting to discuss your wellbeing strategy.