Early Intervention Wellbeing Program
Recent formal studies and surveys indicate that 1 in 6 workers experience common mental health issues at any one time like stress, anxiety and depression, described collectively as “distress”. With an increase in employees working when they are unwell (‘presenteeism’), taking time off sick for distress reasons (‘absenteeism’), or who are unable to disconnect from work during time off (‘leaveism’), it is not surprising that levels of “burn out” are growing.
Not only does this cause a negative impact to the wellbeing of individuals, but there is also a damaging cost to business in terms of loss of productivity and reduced staff performance, low staff retention and engagement, and expensive recruitment and training to replace those that leave.
From recent research it is clear that early preventative support and mechanisms can not only help individuals to a healthier working environment, but also enables businesses to reduce the associated costs that distress causes on the business. A report by Deloitte in 2020 estimated that the average return on investment for businesses surveyed that had invested in staff mental health was £5 for every £1 spent.
Over recent times, people are re-evaluating what is important to them and looking closely at securing an improved work-life balance. Companies offering forward thinking and effective staff wellbeing support programs will not only retain their people but also gain a reputation for being an employer of choice to attract the best talent for the future.
Having an effective program in place is a smart option for all, that also feeds into a wider business sustainability agenda.
If you operate a small or medium sized business and would appreciate support in planning a bespoke program for your business, or you would like to review and refresh and existing one, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
We can help you by:
- Conducting research on your current approach to staff wellbeing & gaining an understanding of your business.
- Assessing the impact of common mental health issues on the business.
- Undertaking and reviewing confidential employee feedback – survey/interviews/ group sessions.
- Creating a SWOT analysis – highlighting areas of strength/ areas of improvement/ areas of opportunity/ and areas of concern to the business.
- Making recommendations to solve issues.
- Supporting to develop and implement a proactive and effective early-intervention strategy towards staff wellbeing.
We strongly believe that in the interests of long-term business sustainability, and in an increasingly pressured and fast-paced world, a well thought out and effective wellness ‘people strategy’ will set businesses apart in the future. Recent studies have shown that young professionals entering the workplace are amongst the most vulnerable to “distress”. These are the leaders of the future – it therefore makes sense to nurture and support them from the early stages of their careers.