The importance of focusing on workplace mental health has never been greater.
More than just a personal issue, the mental health of employees can negatively affect the company as a whole. From decreased job performance and productivity to a breakdown in daily functions, improving everyone’s mental health is significant to our growth as a company.
Depression, one of the most common illnesses in our society and in the workforce, interferes with a person’s ability to complete a physical task around 20% of the time. It also reduces cognitive performance by about 35%.
Advocating for mental health benefits not only employees but the whole company as well. Employers have a responsibility to create a supportive and inclusive work environment, where employees feel comfortable seeking help and discussing mental health concerns.
We at Wiggett Group promote a culture of openness and mental health awareness, from bi-weekly check ins and training staff in Mental Health First Aid, to recognising we do not hold all the answers and encouraging the use of outside resources such as the Lighthouse Club Helpline app.