Many of your employees either struggle with a myriad of mental health diagnoses or know someone close to them who does. One of the best ways to support your employees and their loved ones is to address the topic of mental health openly in the workplace. May is a great opportunity to focus on Mental Health Awareness (although it should be a year round focus!) and here are a few tips from our friends at Prezence.
Encourage your employees to all take off one business day. If their work is mission critical on that date, allow the employees to select a date that works for them. Encouraging time off especially during a stressful time will demonstrate your commitment to their wellbeing.
Stillness, silence, and stress management techniques all benefit the performance of your organization. So much of our work days are filled with emails, important tasks that need tending to, report building on your company technology, client calls, performance reviews, and so much more. Allow your employees to slow down, unplug, and tune into what’s happening in their minds.
Traditional corporate events often include alcoholic beverages, snacks, and quick bites to eat that aren’t necessarily the most nourishing. Flip the script and create a movement-based activity for your team. You could hire a yoga teacher to lead the team remotely or in person through a class. Or plan a team hike at an outdoor space close to your office. Movement supports the creation of endorphins, which are sure to boost team morale when the activity is over.
There’s no better way to demonstrate commitment to employee wellness than creating space for it. A meditation room, space to exercise, or even just rest might be just what your employees need.
Employees are relying on their employers now more than ever for support, mental health resources, and top tier benefits. It’s no secret that this is important in this day and age and we’re here to help along the way.
Prezence designs wellbeing programming aligned directly with your employee wants and needs. If you want support planning any activities for Mental Health Awareness in May and beyond, just book some time!
At Firefly Health, we believe that mental health is as important as physical health. That’s why we integrate behavioral health care directly into our primary care model by screening patients regularly for common mental health conditions. Each patient care team also includes a behavioral health specialist! Interested in hearing more about how the Firefly care + coverage health plan can help you support your employees health and wellbeing? Click below to learn more and contact us today!