In all organisations there is constant pressure on bottom line profits. Employees are taking on extra responsibilities and at times are stretched to the limit, especially over peak seasons. Companies have a duty of care to the overall well being of their staff and should have in place a culture that supports employees at critical times throughout the year.

Healthy workplaces promote mental health and wellbeing. They are positive and productive, and get the best out of everyone in the workplace. Businesses that care about good mental health and wellbeing attract and keep top talent because they’re great places to work. The facts are clear: as well as benefiting employees, a mentally healthy workplace is also better for your bottom line.

A recent PWC analysis found that for EVERY DOLLAR SPENT on creating a mentally healthy workplace, there would be a $2.30 BENEFIT TO THE ORGANISATION.

Here are some simple and effective strategies that your company can implement, support and encourage straight away:

  • Regular lunch breaks
  • Encouraging walking during lunch is even better!
  • Ensuring you take your allocated 4 weeks annual leave per year
  • Time in Lieu
  • A complimentary day off
  • Corporate massage
  • Shout a healthy lunch or get weekly fruit boxes
  • Work from home
  • Stand Up Desk

The benefits will improve your company morale and culture, which will increase productivity and lessen employee turnover – A WIN WIN ALL ROUND!

Source: www.headsup.org.auCreating a mentally healthy workplace Return on investment analysis – PWC