Let's talk about mind matters in the workplace
In 2019 we hosted the first Work Mind Matters Conference in South Africa where we opened the discussion of mental health in the workplace. It was a precursor to COVID-19 which has caused a revolution in the workplace and continues to impact the mental wellness of individuals and corporates across the world.
Work Mind Matters pursues a very practical approach to issues of mental health in the workplace. Whether it is individual professionals, small corporate groups, international seminars or Secondary and Tertiary academic institutions in South Africa, we are presenting, discussing and advising ways to manage your mental wellness in the workplace.
Reach out to us if you require assistance with masterclasses to educate and encourage authentic conversations about mental health and wellness in the work place.
TOP 6 REASONS TO TAKE MENTAL WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE SERIOUSLY
The positive benefits of healthy mental wellbeing in the workplace outweigh the effort and investment required to create the environment to nurture it.
Employee 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.
Top talent wants to work for responsible companies. It makes business sense to be perceived as an early adopter. Your company will reap the benefits.
Mental wellness in the workplace ensures increased engagement and loyalty, and reduced employee turnover. The positive effect on your bottom line is indisputable.
By 2030 depression will become the largest single healthcare burden in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
* 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.
“Every employee in every workplace all over the world should feel they genuinely have the choice to ask for help if they are suffering from a common form of mental ill health. Work Mind Matters is helping to start these conversations and create those types of workplaces all over South Africa.”
– Geoff McDonald, International corporate mental health campaigner and Keynote 2019
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
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Please note that while Work Mind Matters is a mental advocacy group, we cannot offer medical or psychological advice. Please contact the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) anytime.
Contact SADAG on 0800 567 567 or www.sadag.org