WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PRIORITIZE MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PRIORITIZE MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE?

From my research, several reasons explain why organizations should make mental health a priority in the workplace, including;

Prioritizing mental health can help reduce work-related depression, stress, anxiety, and other mental issues, leading to staff burnout and a company’s failure in the long run.

Addressing mental health issues at the workplace can help avoid a lack of mental health awareness such as absenteeism, loss of employees, and unsafe work conditions due to mentally stressed employees.  

More employees are focused on improving their mental health, especially after the pandemic. This has led to a change in how workers take responsibility for their mental affairs as they demand employers who ‘put first’ their mental concerns. Introducing measures that support employees is essential as it provides a safe working environment to improve an organization’s gains.

How Can This Benefit Your Staff and Organization as A Whole?

Prioritizing mental health can boost trust in the organization and reassure the employees you have their best interest at heart, resulting in increased productivity, creativity, innovation, better team performance, job security, staff motivation, and happy working conditions.

MS, University of Tartu
Sleep specialist

Using the acquired academic and professional experience, I advise patients with various complaints about mental health - depressed mood, nervousness, lack of energy and interest, sleep disorders, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and anxieties, difficulty concentrating, and stress. In my free time, I love to paint and go on long walks on the beach. One of my latest obsessions is sudoku – a wonderful activity to calm an unease mind.

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