As mental health becomes increasingly important in the modern workplace, companies are under economic pressure to provide their employees with the tools to take care of their mental health. Still, the question remains as to what specific health conditions are and what strategies companies can use to support their employees.
Here are the facts:
The pandemic has had an impact on mental health. More than half of respondents (57%) say they are no longer happy. Similarly, poor mental health is reflected in increased stress levels among employees. A recent dataset from the Headspace Health Organization showed that nearly half (43%) of employees surveyed suffered from moderate stress, which has a significant impact on their mental health. About a quarter (30%) of respondents even said they were very stressed. And the effect could not be clearer.
Across Germany, more than half of those surveyed admit that their mental health has deteriorated significantly and that they can hardly switch off properly. In the world of work, the effects are particularly noticeable in the increase in sick notes due to mental illness. 14% of all employees surveyed say they have been off work for up to 20 days in the last 12 months due to a mental illness. Staff absences due to mental illness have therefore become another pandemic in the world of work. For companies, the psychological pandemic is reflected in a sharp decline in profitability. Against this backdrop, a new perception of healthy team relevance is emerging in society.
This clearly requires companies to provide human resources that can maintain a stable mindset over the long term. Employees clearly define the tools they look for in their employers. Mental health care provided by certified specialists is a top priority. Health care should be inclusive and culturally appropriate to accommodate diversity factors. Thus, it is clear that in times of declining health care quality, retail is certainly attractive and companies can make a significant contribution to employee well-being with simple tools.