Mental health in the workplace

As the hybrid workforce continues to evolve, more and more organizations are increasing their focus on employee mental health and well-being.

A recent study reveals 83% of employees believe their well-being is just as important as their salary, and 85% of employees are more likely to stay with a company if their employer focuses on well-being.1

Here are three ways internal communications can support employee mental health and well-being in the workplace:

Keep programs and resources top of mind for employees

Employees are overwhelmed by information in the workplace and may not know all of the available well-being programs.

  • Here’s an idea: Reach employees and their families by mailing a postcard to homes highlighting your company’s top mental health resources.

Equip managers to check in

When employees have questions about offerings or time off, their first stop is their manager; it’s important managers are prepared for these conversations.

  • One way to help managers? Provide talking points, FAQ and a high-level overview of company programs, available leaves and policies related to mental health.

Create space for connection

Nurturing social relationships is an important aspect of mental health. Moving to a hybrid workforce took away many opportunities for colleagues to connect.

  • Have a team meeting coming up? Add 5–10 minutes for natural discussion. Encourage colleagues to talk about their weekend or share a rewarding moment from a recent project.

Gympass. “‘A Crisis of Wellbeing:’ Gympass State of Work-Life Wellness Report Reveals Employees Stress at an All-Time High, with Personal Wellbeing a Top Priority for the Workforce.” Cision PR Newswire. November 8, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/a-crisis-of-wellbeing-gympass-state-of-work-life-wellness-report-reveals-employee-stress-at-an-all-time-high-with-personal-wellbeing-a-top-priority-for-the-workforce-301671510.html