Let's talk about mind matters in the workplace
We invite you to join us as we host a variety of excellent international and local speakers and experts, continuing the conversation to break down stigmas and strive towards healthy work environments.
TOP 5 REASONS TO TAKE MENTAL WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE SERIOUSLY
(and why you should attend the inaugural Work Mind Matters Conference)
By 2030 depression will become the largest single healthcare burden in the world.
An employee’s health and wellbeing is linked to productivity – poor mental health in the workplace leads to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, poor work quality, wasted materials and compromised workplace safety.
Mental illness* can happen to anyone at any point. Responsible companies acknowledge this and understand the human cost involved. They look at ways to reduce the chances of it in the workplace to guarantee increased engagement and loyalty, and reduced absenteeism and employee turnover.
Top talent wants to work for responsible companies. Employers want high-performing committed staff who bring their best selves to work. Align your company with Work Mind Matters – in makes business sense to be seen to be an early adopter. Your company will reap the benefits.
And the bottom line is that mental wellness in the workplace has a positive effect on your bottom line.
* Mental wellness is not necessarily the opposite of mental illness. Just as we all have physical health, we too, all have mental health and both need to be nurtured. There are different types and varying degrees of mental illness that can be acute or chronic in nature. Ongoing stress, if left unchecked, can often trigger the onset of a mental illness such as generalised anxiety, depression, bipolar mood disorder and post- traumatic stress disorder.
“The positive benefits of healthy mental well-being in the workplace outweigh the effort and investment required to create the environment to nurture it…”
South Africans suffer from depression
23 South Africans commit suicide everyday - almost 1 an hour
Organisations promoting wellbeing are three and a half times more likely to be creative and innovative
63 Percent of Adults know someone with depression