THE EMPLOYER’S ESSENTIAL CHECKLIST
Somehow, it’s March 2022. It’s been 2 years since the first UK lockdown. We’ve learnt the Greek alphabet by way of Covid variants. We have small areas in our homes set up as makeshift offices. Some of us have even tried our hand at teaching in our own home schools. Oh, and of course we’ve been terrified our teams are going to abandon us as part of The Great Resignation. When will it all end?! Although I’m trivialising it, realistically it’s been a tough couple of years. Suffice to say, many of us have struggled with increased stress, anxiety and depression. People have reported feelings of isolation and loneliness. The sense of the unknown has very much taken its toll. So, now more than ever, we, as employers and managers, need to put a real emphasis on our people’s mental health and wellbeing.
That means looking at the ways we can improve happiness at work, and the ways that we can help to effect happiness outside of work, too. To help you along the way, I’ve created a practical checklist. The idea is that you can use this in your workplace to help you identify which areas you’re already taking care of and which areas need a little more attention. And you can refer back to it as often as you need to. But remember, this isn’t going to be a quick fix. To really make and maintain a mental health positive workplace you and your team need to be constantly monitoring and developing your policies and initiatives. It will always be a work in progress. And you’re not alone. If you don’t already take a keen focus on mental health and wellbeing it can seem like a mammoth task to start. But it’s never too late! If you need help, we’re here for you.
Download our Mental Health Wellbeing Guide or give us a call.