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Mental Health and workplace

Today, more than 300 million people suffer from depression around the world, which is the main cause of incapacity for work. More than 260 million live with anxiety disorders. Many of these people live with both disorders.

Workplaces that promote mental health and support people with mental disorders are more likely to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and benefit from associated economic gains.

The company can help with mental disorders in the workplace using differents strategies, such as using a recent guide published by the World Economic Forum which suggests that interventions in organizations should take three approaches:

Protect mental health by reducing work-related risk factors
Promote mental health by developing positive aspects of work and employee skills
Face cases of mental health problems regardless of the cause

Mental health in

Workplace and Pandemic

Mental health challenges are now the norm among employees across all organizational levels. Seventy-six percent of respondents of this study reported at least one symptom of a mental health condition in the past year, up from 59% in 2019. While that’s not surprising due to the many macro stressors, it supports the notion that mental health challenges affect nearly all of us on a regular basis.

Companies play an important role in this “New Era” for Mental Health. The company that today does not prioritize the well-being and mental health of its employees becomes a company that is not up to date with the current parameters. Especially when the company doesn’t have space to talk about stigma, which affects willingness to seek treatment.

The other workplace factors that most notably worsened since the pandemic were poor communication practices and a low sense of connection to or support from one’s colleagues or manager, perhaps unsurprising in a predominantly remote workforce. The workaholism that characterizes much of U.S. culture has only been exacerbated by the challenges of the pandemic, leading to increased employee burnout.

Investing in Mental Health Programs Is

Investing in the company per si

Human resources are the valuable resources and the key to achieve company’s success. 

Employers that have supported their employees with the pandemic, racial injustices, return-to-office planning, and/or mental health overall have better mental health and engagement outcomes.

SC Consulting can help your company to create and implement The Employee Mental Health Experience Program specifically designed to your needs!