The big problem

Businesses are struggling to
manage workplace mental wellbeing

With a 16% rise in mental health costs for UK employers, more employees than ever are reaching burnout. Through a lack of mental wellbeing support, increased workload and an all too often reactive vs proactive approach, employees have been left without the right tools and support to manage their own wellbeing.

1 in 4

people struggle with some
form of mental health issue.

£1

for every £1 invested in
mental health, employers
get a return of £5

72 million

working days are
lost due to mental
health issues

£45 billion

the total cost to UK
employers due to poor
mental health

1 in 4

people struggle with some
form of mental health issue.

72 million

working days are lost due
to mentalhealth issues

£45 billion

the total cost to UK employers
due to poor mental health

£1

for every £1 invested in
mental health, employers
get a return of £5

What most businesses are doing right now

Do any of these sound familiar? Whether it’s relying on a department to deal with challenging wellbeing issues or waiting for a crisis situation to emerge, we’re just papering over the cracks.

The total cost of mental health is estimated at £1,300 per employee, without including misspent budget on ineffective programmes.

Spending is up but mental
illness isn’t going down

Annual mental health expenditure per capita versus % of population with very high Kessler 10 (K10) mental health score

Why these solutions don’t work

The above solutions are simply contributing to the problem, there are three reasons why:

  • 1 There’s no underlying strategy to address the actual problem. We believe the 3 Pillars approach solves this.
  • 2 Businesses are unable to identify which initiatives have a positive impact on employee mental wellbeing.
  • 3 HR don’t have the time, resource or support to ensure employee mental wellbeing is looked after.

Our approach

The 3 pillars to improve
workplace mental wellbeing

Our approach is backed by clinical psychology and lived experience in helping businesses of all sizes. We break your wellbeing strategy down into 3 key pillars, factoring in the unique needs of you and your employees to make a positive impact on employee wellbeing.

01

Promote

Creating a healthy working environment by identifying and removing workplace stressors.

02

Provide

Improve the way employees respond to stress with the right resources and education.

03

Protect

Minimise severe consequences by
helping individuals
cope more effectively.

For years, businesses have focused too much on the final pillar – Protect. These are reactive solutions to help people when they’re in the midst of crisis.

But, we believe a preventative approach is required to make a difference. We don’t wait until someone is in crisis and it’s visible for both the business and HR to see an employee is struggling.

Instead, our focus is to prevent people from reaching a crisis point with the right support available to them.

Promote

When you spend time and money on mental health initiatives but fail to address the elephant in the room – mental health stigma, it can have a big impact on engagement and success.

Our approach when looking at Promote is to encourage conversations around mental health and wellbeing so employees feel comfortable to engage.

Provide

The Provide pillar is about proactive strategies so employees can manage their mental health in a more effective way before things get worse.

We all have different needs and therefore this isn’t a problem that can be simply passed over to HR, we need an approach that’s both preventative and reactive.

Protect

This is the place we’re trying to avoid employees from reaching but it’s the one companies overly rely on.

The Protect pillar is about minimising the damaging consequences of stressors by helping individuals cope better and providing specialist support and assistance if employees need it.

The app

Track and measure employee wellbeing through our app

Watch our video to learn all about how our app can help you improve workplace mental wellbeing. Identify areas where your people need help and serve them personalised support 24/7.

Plus our free app trial gives you time to engage both the business and your people without budget worries.

Strategic Support

Trusted support for HR professionals and businesses

Get both professional and expert advice to address the challenges specific to your business. Whether that’s resilience training, 1-2-1 sessions or strategy development, Everymind at Work helps you help others.

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