Health strategy may protect your people’s wellbeing

Gillian Fowler

By Gillian Fowler

As published in Energy Voice, March 2021 (Mental health column)

As the pandemic continues to impact our day-to-day lives, with varying restrictions imposed by governments across the globe, the impact on mental health and wellness must not be overlooked.  It is critically important that we protect our businesses during these most challenging of times and especially what’s at the core of any business – people.

If not already in place, consider implementing a robust health strategy, ensuring efforts are planned, centralised, measurable and impactful.  Health and wellness initiatives are proven to not only help employees with morale, tackling concerns, reducing abseentism and increasing productivity, but underpins a positive culture – altogether making the business more attractive to new and existing talent.

For now at least, consider Mental Health First Aid training, Cuppa & Chat Teams/Zoom calls, setting activity challenges, offer mentoring schemes, give access to counselling, and consider extending flexi working. By adopting simple processes, you can make a difference to your business and the lives of your employees.

 

Gillian Fowler is Marketing & Communications Manager at Tendeka, and founder of Usana Mindset and BackStrong