Mental Health is becoming one of the most important topics facing employers today. Many different terms are used to address this important issue like mental wellness, mental well-being, and of course mental health.
MENTAL HEALTH ECO SYSTEM
THE IMPACT OF MENTAL ILLNESS ON PRODUCTIVITY
Employers are affected both directly and indirectly by the impact of mental illness in the workplace. Directly by the loss of productivity and effectiveness by those affected, and indirectly when employees are impacted by a family member or loved one affected by mental illness.
Studies have shown that those affected by mental disorder on average lose an additional 12.9 days out of work each year. This is approximately 33% more days lost than those with physical disorder who lose on average an additional 9.7 days each year.
LET US HELP YOU ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
One thing for sure is that improving workplace mental well-being measures and support for affected employees is squarely in the government’s focus. But this should not matter because outside of the immediate family, employers have the greatest incentive for tackling mental illness head on.
The advisors at Diot-Siaci Asia can assist you in developing and implementing an effective and sensitive program including education, mental health day and even an Employee Assistance (remove a) Program that tackles the issues head on and de-stigmatizes mental health in YOUR workplace.