The increased focus on employee mental health and wellbeing has seen progressive leaps in the conversation that were unimaginable 10 years ago. Even the most cynical manager has had to concede that the circumstances of the pandemic have raised the profile and importance of taking care of your employees.
The problem is not that there is a huge mental health problem, it is that we do not always know what to do about it.
Yoga on a Monday and Fruit on a Friday will not fix it. It goes way deeper than that.
Union Syndicale Fédérale has had the foresight to involve me in running a series of Wellbeing workshops in 2021 that covered a large range of topics where people would talk openly about their issues, feel heard and discuss the possible solutions. Wellbeing at work is a huge topic and the statistics show that the benefits are really tangible for any company that has implemented a Wellbeing strategy for their workforce.
For anyone coming back to the office, or adjusting once again to a hybrid life of working in the office, sometimes working from home or possibly abroad, still dealing with isolation, misunderstandings, stress from all directions, it is imperative that solutions are found moving forward.