World Mental Health Day 2018: How to promote good Mental Health in the workplace?
World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10th every year. The theme of World Mental Health Day 2018 is ‘Good Mental Health at workplace’ The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and all should be done to make mental health care a reality all across the globe.
We all spend a lot of time in our offices. Also, the workplace environment plays an important role in contributing to mental health problems. One in three has experienced Mental problems at work. The healthy work environment can boost your mental health.
How to Promote Good Mental Health in the workplace?
Now, a lot of people talk about their mental health issues but it is often not discussed in workplaces. Fear is a great wall in the battle of mental illness. The fear of being judged, fear of isolation do not let people talk about their experiences. It is important to talk about our experiences so that people suffering from it do not feel isoloated.
2. Flexible Working hours
There should always be flexible working hours in the office. Tight working schedules often leads to mental health problems. Breaks after regular interval of time can help in relaxing mind.
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3.Employee engagement activities
Management should keep more and more employee engagement activities. This would keep employees motivated and will boost employees productivity. This will also keep the working environment light.
4. Brainstorming sessions
Yes, employees should be allowed for brainstorming session. This would help them to understand relationships dyanamic. They would contribute more to organisation and their trust towards their managers would also increase.
A good working environment can decrease a lot of mental problems. A positive environment can boost productivity and keep mental issues at bay.
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