Shining a spotlight on poor mental health in the workplace is nothing new. The Deloitte Report that found the cost to businesses to be in excess of £43 million a year has been widely reported. But the tools to facilitate positive change can be hard to find. Our bespoke programme addresses this by helping C-Suites identify the areas of greatest need – and putting a plan in place to address this.
The part that employee mental wellbeing plays in how people feel about coming to work can be overlooked by HR departments. But when something goes wrong and poor mental wellbeing among colleagues affects business, suddenly HR teams, managers and sometimes business owners swoop in to respond to an employee’s distressed SOS call and ‘fix things’.
At the time of crisis, however, it is often too late. The cause of the SOS call may – or may not be – related to the workplace. And at this point, many employers rely on the employee taking the initiative to ‘fix’ themselves. And the extent of their support is often limited to allowing the employee time away from work for appointments, or signing them off as sick during this recovery period.
Craig Fearn has developed a framework for finding and preserving optimum mental wellbeing in the workplace. Our foundation charter and bespoke toolkit of resources enables businesses to support staff at all levels but in a straightforward and time-efficient manner.
And as the business works through the charter, there is plenty of opportunity to review, to plan and to evaluate -this way the whole process is kept on track and in the spotlight of the C-Suite so that actionable results and the impact on the bottom line are clearly visible.
For the organisations we work with, our programme is the first tool that is used to keep workplace wellbeing in check. And it all starts with a Litmus Test that evaluates workplace attitudes to mental wellbeing. And because every business is unique, no two litmus tests are the same – and every programme that we provide is 100% bespoke.
Here is a brief summary of how the Wellbeing Charter works: 8 clear and simple steps to optimum workplace wellbeing.