2020 has been a challenging year for people everywhere.
According to research carried out by mental health charity, Mind, over half of adults have said their mental health has got worse whilst coping with the deleterious effects of Coronavirus.
World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2020 is an opportunity to recognise such challenges and make a commitment to invest in improving mental health provision.
The theme this year is “Mental Health for All” – greater investment, greater access.
With a national emphasis on mental health, UK employers have never had a better opportunity to start a conversation with their employees about their wellbeing.
A healthy and inclusive workplace is essential for all businesses, so providing appropriate support for employees, tackling discrimination and stigma, and creating a culture of openness will help to remove some of the barriers for growth, not only for the business, but for the individuals who work there.
The ongoing pandemic is creating a lot of uncertainty in the workplace, and this is having an impact on business and employees in several ways.
Bringing staff back following furlough or working from home is yet another transition we are expecting people to complete, and this brings with it new challenges for the workplace and, more specifically, individual mental health.