The World Health Organisation (WHO) described mental health as 'not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her own community'.
Stress management and mental health in the workplace.
Employers must proactively ensure the mental wellbeing of their employees. With staff often spending more of their waking hours at work than in the home, the workplace is considered one of the most significant determinants of an individual's physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Further to this, organisations are facing significant losses due to poor employee mental health. More than one million people in Australia experience depression, anxiety or related alcohol/drug problems each year. Every full-time employee with untreated depression costs an organisation nearly $10,000 each year. Key personnel and executives on top salaries can cost businesses significantly more, especially with their increased risk due to exposure to highly stressful environments.
How can Health by Design help your organisation?
We have a number of innovative, award-winning solutions which take a holistic approach to improving the health and wellbeing of workplaces - and specifically, employees. The ultimate aim is to improve employee health outcomes, enhance organisational culture and strengthen your business' productivity. Our solutions are fun, challenging, engaging and most importantly, rewarding.
Contact us today to speak with a member of the team to find out how we can help your executive managers, line managers and/or frontline staff - as well as everyone else in between. With a wide range of solutions to cater for any industry and any logistical challenges, Health by Design have the solution for your organisation.