When we think of health and safety at work, we often think of preventative measures put in place to protect us physically — like the correct way to lift heavy objects, for example. We don’t always factor the emotional toll of work into employee well-being.
However, jobs can have an impact on employee well-being, although it’s often overlooked.
Did you know that behind musculoskeletal disorders, work-related stress is the second most common cause of occupational ill health? It accounts for 37% of all work-related health issues and results in a 45% loss in all working days (Source: HRM Online).
There are lots of tools available to help you promote improved wellbeing amongst your teams and to support those employees who may be experiencing a mental health condition.