A new year can always bring new levels of stress, especially returning to work after an enjoyable Christmas break.
According to research published by the Mental Health Foundation:
With this in mind, businesses could consider staff wellbeing to ensure they are doing all they can to eradicate stress from the workplace.
Here are a couple of suggestions for things to help your staff keep their cool:
Andrew McCulloch, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, explained that staff wellbeing is essential in times of economic problems.
“Unmanaged, stress can develop into serious mental health problems, such as depression, as well as increasing the risk of physical illness such as heart disease,” he explained.
“The results of our survey suggest that too many of us still aren’t making managing stress a priority. It’s important to recognise the symptoms of stress early. Recognising the signs and symptoms of stress will help you figure out ways of coping and save you from adopting unhealthy coping methods, such as drinking or smoking.”
Stress can prove costly to businesses costly – through a rise in sick pay – and in terms of productivity, while also hurting the lives of employees. Reassessing employee wellbeing now will deliver a more positive future.