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.
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:
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.
Creating a healthy working environment by identifying and removing workplace stressors.
Improve the way employees respond to stress with the right resources and education.
Minimise severe consequences by
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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