MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGIC PLAN
Workplaces are becoming increasingly complex and stressful (even more so in the post COVID-19 era) and organizational goals can easily override personal goals, expose poor physical and mental health of individual employees.
Staying physically and mentally healthy can take a back seat to the more immediate demands or goals of the work environment. Employees without healthy mental and physical habits quickly demonstrate a drop in performance.
This increases stress and ultimately undermines the success of any work/professional goals the organization has in place.
Our minds, bodies and emotions are all intricately connected and if you ignore your mental health the chances are that your emotional control, stress resilience, nutrition, sleep & exercise will degrade perceptibly, often more apparent to others than to the unbalanced team member.
An individual member of your team is often unaware of a drop in their functionality until they hit a problem. Often and only with hindsight do they recognize that their behaviour was less than desirable.
Mental health has become a buzzword and many organizations are putting more focus on offering increased support to those employees who are struggling.
We are all aware of the increases in mental health problems but tend to focus on team members only after they reach the point when they require attention.
We need to create prevention programs to maintain employee health.
How much of your time, resources and budget has been allocated to prevention?
It is time to hire/recruit support for your team before they cry out for help.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE, YOU HAVE A RUN TO FAILURE MODEL
PREVENTATIVE MENTAL HEALTH
In an increasingly competitive work environment it becomes correspondingly more important that your employees are ready and prepared to give their best.
Without a plan, a budget or staff focused on the mental health maintenance
of your workforce then individual employee performance is mostly luck.