Why Wellbeing and what are the benefits?
How is stress impacting your organisation?
‘The cost of poor mental health to employers in the UK work-place is reaching an astonishing £42 billion a year (1), and is likely to climb if the epidemic is not addressed as a matter of urgency. What impact could this have for YOUR business?”
Sickness absence – mental health is one of the greatest causes of sickness absence in the UK. People with a mental health condition are three times more likely to have a long term period of sickness than those consciously supporting their Wellbeing.
Presenteeism – to avoid disappointing authority and peers, struggling staff members often show up to work without mentally being present. This can be counter-productive to their professional performance, and is highly likely to make their suffering and symptoms heightened.
Limiting progression – employees (and sadly some employers) often believe that debilitating mental illness will hamper career progression.
Impact on wider workforce – if people are not supported with their mental health by their employer, this can have a knock-on effect for other members of their team. If someone isn’t supported with the right reasonable adjustments in employment, they may need to take unplanned leave for respite, leading to an increased workload for the team.
Impact on employee turnover – if current team members feel unable to continue work due to their poor mental health, there will be inevitable costs and time incurred to your organisation for additional recruitment and training.
Positive practices around mental health and Wellbeing mean you’re far more likely to be an employer of choice, allowing you to attract and retain new talent. You will also increase productivity, which nurtures society from the roots up (1)
(1) The Stevenson / Farmer Government Review of Mental Health and Employers October 2017
But, what if Wellbeing is actually the source
of your success?
Understanding the core principles of Wellbeing will significantly improve your...
Wellbeing naturally leads to optimism, flow and ease – all desirable when it comes to peak performance.
Creative Thinking. People naturally access fresh creative ideas and are willing to take risks when they are in alignment with Wellbeing.
Productivity. Clarity, decision making and efficiency are all hallmarks of a calm clear state of mind, a natural function of Wellbeing.
Clarity of Mind. Having Wellbeing, clarity of mind and access to wisdom leads to better decisions and more resourcefulness.
Leadership Ability. When leaders think and feel well, they do well and lead well. The state of mind of your leaders impacts the state of your organisation.
Resilience. You can’t control what happens to you – but you can know you will bounce back – no matter what. When it comes to any change in business – resilience is key.
Smart Working. Learning to listen to your innate wisdom, Wellbeing and intuition will always guide you in the direction of smart working.
Collaboration. When we can understand more about what makes all humans tick it helps us to be less judging and have a deeper connection and get the best out of each other. Wellbeing = Goodwill… the foundation of any good relationship.
Communication. People who are calm and clear and come from Wellbeing are significantly more likely to listen and communicate well with others.
Evidence based case studies show the following significant measurable improvements in companies performance…. (2)
employee burn out and stress
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