MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGIC PLAN
Workplaces are becoming increasingly complex and stressful (more so in the COVID-19 era) and the immediate goals your organization have established can easily override some of your teams personal goals or expose their lack of a plan for optimal physical and mental health.
This increases stress and ultimately undermines the success of the immediate work/professional goals you want to achieve.
Staying physically and mentally healthy can take a back seat to the more immediate demands or goals of the work environment. Employees without healthy mental and physical habits quickly demonstrate a drop in performance.
Our minds, bodies and emotions are all intricately connected and if you ignore nutrition, sleep and exercise your mental health, emotional control and stress resilience degrade perceptibly, often more apparent to others than the unbalanced crew member.
An individual member of your crew is often unaware of a drop in their functionality until they hit a problem. Often and only with hindsight do they recognize that their behaviour was less than desirable.
Mental health has become a buzzword and many organizations are putting more focus on offering increased support to those employees who are struggling.
We are all aware of the increases in mental health problems but tend to focus on team members when they reach the point when they require attention.
We need to create prevention programs to maintain employee health.
How much of your time, resources and budget has been allocated to prevention?
It is time to hire/recruit support for your team before they cry out for help.