Newsletter resources focus on mental health & wellbeing at work
The resources featured in our May/June 2019 newsletter are:
From Time to Change, a useful resource and reminder that you don’t have to be an expert to ask twice if someone initially says they’re ok when you notice they’re acting differently. They provide a 5-step guide and links to useful resources if someone opens up to you about their mental health.
To mark April’s Stress Awareness Month, the Institute of Directors released a new guide for business leaders covering the basics of what they can do for themselves and their organisation in order to help create a positive mental health environment for the company.
The findings of the 19th annual CIPD survey exploring issues of health, wellbeing and absence in UK workplaces are now published. At first sight the recorded lowest level of employee absence since the survey began may suggest cause for celebration. However, the report highlights that the worrying increasing rise in culture of ‘presenteeism’ and ‘leaveism’ may be a contributing factor to the low absence statistic. The need for leadership to ensure employee wellbeing is taken seriously at operational level is reflected in the findings which also highlight a lack of support for managers who are increasingly expected to take responsibility for their team’s wellbeing.
Over 1000 participants from the UK took part in last year’s survey by answering a series of questions on factors that influence their health and wellbeing. This whitepaper presents the key findings for the UK, it emphasises the scale of work-related stress and how it impacts health and wellbeing, and gives insights into the participants’ behaviours and attitudes to work and the other 4 pillars of wellbeing.