Press Release 16th June 2017
Calling all Businesses! How is your wellbeing culture at work?
Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is calling on local businesses to think about their workplace wellbeing.
Lorraine Hamilton, mental health trainer at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said “With an average of 1 in 3 members of staff experiencing poor mental health, the wellbeing of staff is something that cannot be ignored.
“But there are lots of things we can all do to improve the mental wellbeing of staff in whatever organisation we work in- whether that’s private sector or public sector, small or large. It doesn’t have to cost a lot to improve the wellbeing culture at your workplace, but it can make a big difference.
“Having a good wellbeing culture at work can increase motivation and productivity as well as improving morale and reducing staff turnover.”
A recent survey by Mind showed that only 1 in 4 people felt they could talk openly with their employer about their mental health.
Stress and other mental health problems are the second biggest cause of sickness absence, accounting for 70 million lost working days every year. Taking both this and the fact that staff turnover as a result of employees leaving their jobs due to mental health problems costs £2.4 billion each year, it makes good business sense to set budget aside for supporting employee wellbeing.
Hull and East Yorkshire Mind can help businesses to look at their wellbeing at work and how they can improve the wellbeing of all their staff. For further information, contact [email protected] or call 01482 240134.