Making Changes To Improve Poor Mental Health In The Workplace
Play, Learn, Work, the typical life cycle. From rolling around in your nappies, taking your dreaded GCSE’s in school to the wonderful world of work, or is it so wonderful?
A recent study suggests that this might not be the case. Today MIND published an independent study in by Stevenson-Farmer that looks into workplace mental health and how employers can better support all employees including those with poor mental health or wellbeing to thrive and not just survive in the workplace. The biggest contributing factors to poor wellbeing was stress. However, what shocked us the most here at The Comedy Trust HQ is that over 300,000 people with a long term mental health problem lose their jobs each year!
Here’s a few alarming stats we came across that we think you should see:
1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives with a reported 1 in 6 people experiencing mental health problems in relation to the workplace so it comes as no surprise the impact of having poor practises, policies and training in place. So in true Comedy Trust style we want to look at these negatives and shine a light on the positive changes we can take to help create happier, healthier employees:
The Comedy Trust have been established since 2002 with the ethos of Creating Happier, Healthier people across the UK. The organisation run's year round workshop programmes that use comedy, humour and laughter as a tool to improve mental health and wellbeing. In relation to this blog topic we currently run workplace wellbeing sessions to improve your staff's personal resilience and bring together employees from high level management to on the ground workers in a fun and exciting way. For more information head over to www.funnybuisinesstraining.com