Ways to promote mental health wellness in the workplace

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 10, 2017, 6:46 pm IST
Updated Oct 10, 2017, 6:48 pm IST
World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10.
Tips by WHO to promote mental health wellness in the workplace. (Photo: Pexels)
 Tips by WHO to promote mental health wellness in the workplace. (Photo: Pexels)

Working can be a good way to handle mental health issues. However, a negative work environment can make it worse.

Bullying or harassment in the workplace can have a huge impact on one's state of mind.

A new study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) also found disorders like depression and anxiety cost the global economy $ 1 trillion in lost productivity annually.

Here are some ways organisations can promote mental health in the workplace which can benefit productivity by the WHO.

* Reduce work–related risk factors
* Develop positive aspects of work and the strengths of employees.
* Address the issues regardless of the cause
* Be aware of how other companies have taken positive action
* Understand the needs of individual employees
* Inform employees sources of support is available
* Recognise and reward of an employee's contribution





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