Mental Health and Workplace Culture
Healthy Workplace Month Resources
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15 Healthy Workplace resources and tips that you can implement to help you and your team on the road to building resiliency and creating a healthy workplace and culture.
IDENTIFY CURRENT MENTAL HEALTH RISKS
Is stress putting your team at risk? Survey your employees to find out what is working and what is not. Check the psychological health and safety status of your workplace. Conduct a workplace psychosocial risk assessment to identify factors that influence employee psychological health and safety.
PROMOTE PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE TRAINING FOR LEADERS
This training program is focused to help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to employees showing behaviours that may indicate a psychological health or safety issue. Learn how to build a resilient workplace culture in times of change.
SET UP A HEALTH CHALLENGE
Encourage employees to get moving. Promote employee health and fitness through walking challenges, stair climbing, fitness memberships and incentive programs. Provide opportunities for employees to sign-up for lunch hour, or after-work activities encourage group activities, relationships, teamwork and a healthy lifestyle.
HOST A LUNCH 'N' LEARN
From Building Resiliency to Understanding Mental Health Issues, these presentations will dispel myths, identify issues and provide clear direction for moving forward. Employees who have a variety of coping 'tools' are better able to achieve success and balance.
START A 21 DAY GRATITUDE CHALLENGE
Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.
ENCOURAGE A STRESS DOWN DAY
Mindfulness, muscle relaxation, yoga, and meditation reduces stress, increases calmness and promotes happiness. Encourage employees to start with just a few minutes of focused breathing at the beginning of each workday to reduce stress.
PROVIDE HEALTH BREAK ACTIVITIES
Stress the importance of healthy snacks, water, and lunches to increase focus, creativity and energy.
LIGHT IT UP
Encourage your team to get outside, not for a smoke-break, but for a light break. Not only does it give you a break, but light helps to regulate mood and energy.
ENCOURAGE FREQUENT STRETCH BREAKS
Promote deskercises to reduce strain from keyboarding, sitting, and as a way to increase energy and focus.
PROMOTE TEAM BUILIDING
Celebrations And Social Gatherings are an important part of workplace culture. Promote team building through meetings, projects, training and activities. Support from co-workers reduces stress and gives perspective.
HIGHLIGHT PICTURES OF YOUR TEAM TAKING CARE OF THEIR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Social Connection Matters. One of the 10 Important Elements Of Organizational Culture is social support, however it is often one of the most neglected areas of workplace culture. Being socially connected at work helps in buffering against the stress of deadlines, customer service issues and setbacks.
CELEBRATE AN OBSURE HEALTH-RELATED HOLIDAY
Our Wellness Awareness Calendar contains more that 450 wellness awareness days, weeks and months that you can use to enhance your workplace awareness programming.
FOCUS IN ON EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
Encourage effective communication through openness, sharing, and respect even on the 'tough' issues, performance reviews and current challenges.
Self-care during challenging times is critical. Without it, our teams can not be as productive, creative or as resilient as they can be. Give your teams permission to focus on their self-care needs.
REDUCE MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA
Educate your leaders and employees on mental health at work and use resources and tools to promote mental health and eliminate stigma for employees seeking help.
HEALTHY WORKPLACE RESOURCES (more)
Read the latest research on sources and symptoms of stress and effective coping strategies. Scroll down to read the Stress Facts are listed at the bottom of the SOS To Stress Day Page.
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