Mindfulness in the Workplace
Health and safety at work now extends to employers supporting employee’s mental health. Not only does this benefit the employee, it also benefits the work place. Figures by Bupa show that poor mental health costs Dorset businesses £64.5 million per year. Dorset Mind show that these figures extend to each employee costing the business £1,382.
It's quite interesting how a lot of workplaces are unwilling to invest a little money to make a huge difference. Our courses have been shown to improve mental health in the workplace by increasing resilience to stress and increased emotional awareness. Other benefits also come such as increased productivity, greater creativity and problem solving at work as well as increased staff satisfaction.
Our mental health awareness courses are getting more and more popular helping managers and other employees communicate to those experiencing difficulties. Mindfulness at work is becoming increasingly popular with leaders starting to realise the benefits of a mindful work place.
Yet some employers are unwilling to pay for any training. Here's a metaphor that comes to mind. When your plumbing breaks down, you don’t think twice about calling a plumber to fix it. And you think that it is a worthwhile cost. And it is. The plumber has trained for a few years and it might cost to fix it. Our Business Psychologist has trained for seven years, specialising in people at work. For less than £100 he can talk to you about stress in the workplace, employee engagement, mental health, mindfulness or almost anything else you can think of to do with getting the best from your people. It is a worthwhile and even a necessary expense that will provide a sound return on investment.
More and more businesses are supporting their employee’s mental health. Don’t get left behind.