3 tips for workplace wellness and mental health in the workplace

Taking care of emotional health, together with the development of their skills, is today understood as the only way to think about a sustainable future.

from Dr. Maria Rocca*

14.10.2022 – 10:18 a.m.


Over the last few years, mental health plays a major role on agenda of the organization and many leaders have realized that people are the main capital they have.

take care of emotional health along with the development of their skillsunderstood today as the only way to think about a sustainable future.

So much so that a report by Qualtrics reports that nearly 70% of millennials and 81% of Gen Zs report that they have left a job for mental health reasons.

Given these circumstances, organizations have begun to pay special attention to these variables, as they inevitably have a clear impact on the performance of their human capital and therefore on their business.

Mental health and productivity

To improve productivity and foster a more inclusive environment, companies must make changes that include emotional well-being and mental health in their practices and benefits.

This transformation involves measures that must be directed not only at the areas of human resources, but also at the leaders of the organization, so that they acquire a rigorous knowledge of the subject and can generate interventions that favor emotional health.

Healthy eating, observance of breaks are part of promoting a sustainable corporate culture

Healthy eating, observance of breaks are part of promoting a sustainable corporate culture

Therefore, it is essential to understand how important it is today for young people to work in companies with an organizational culture that supports this idea and as business leaders, empower it.

The following are 3 key tips that an organization should consider in order to cultivate the well-being of their teams.

1. Realize the importance of mental health

The training on the topic of leaders and human resources areastogether with the contribution of science to the identification of relevant conditions, are the main tools at an organization’s disposal to put mental health care on the agenda.

It is recognized in this order three large pillars:

  • physical well-being,
  • well-being of mind,
  • and connectedness to others.

Therefore, it is important to find well-being programs that have scientific validity and rigor, where the interventions that are carried out have proven efficacy in improving the well-being development of individuals.

2. Provide auxiliary spaces

Provide places of support for those struggling with their mental health and train staff in this regard

Provide places of support for those struggling with their mental health and train staff in this regard

It is important to provide places of support for associates who may be experiencing a problem with their emotional health

When it comes to mental health, it is important that organizations provide places of support where people can go when they notice that their stress levels are rising or that something is not right.

These spaces should contribute to the generation of individual plans for general and emotional health that improve human capital.

3. Promote a healthy work culture

It is recommended to prioritize promoting a healthy work culture and generating programs that promote emotional well-being

It is important during working hours that food is taken care of and included in diet healthy food. It is also important not to always sit, do stretching exercises and watch your posture; as well as pay attention to hours of sleep and rest.

Developing new skills such as emotional management, stress and time management, focus and decision-making must also be part of the culture of companies that intend to be prepared for an increasingly changing and uncertain future.

At the same time, promote social relationships Among those who are part of companies, it is a great giver of happiness and widely cooperates for better stress management.

*Dr. Mary Rockis the Director of INECO Organizations and the Workplace Health and Wellbeing course at INECO U, aimed at training HR professionals and leaders in health and emotional well-being.

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