Between 7-11 October is National Work Life week, which is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing at work and their work-life balance.
Since 2017/18 stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health cases and 57% of all working days lost due to ill health. Creating a work-life balance for employees should therefore be high on the agenda for business leaders.
Employers can use the week to reflect on their office culture, assess the needs of their staff, and to showcase their flexible working policies and practices.
The main work factors cited as causing work related stress, depression or anxiety were workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support. Other factors identified included organisational changes at work and role uncertainty such as lack of clarity about job.
What’s more, the rate of self-reported work-related stress, depression or anxiety has shown signs of increasing in recent years.
Are your team speaking about their concerns?
Stanley have been managing mental wellbeing in the workplace for several corporations and businesses in the UK.
MindCheck is the online mental health wellbeing tool that businesses are using to help identify vulnerable team members and enable them to be supported appropriately.
Stanley MindCheck has been designed to recognise employees who are suffering at all levels of discontent and stress using advanced technologies. The reported outcomes will enable line managers and business owners to address identified issues in a discreet, focused, and caring manner.
Contact Stanley Wellbeing for a free consultation 0800 298 2980
Source: workingfamilies.org.uk, hse.gov.uk