There has been a rise of stress-related mental health issues in the UK, with stress being the top cause of workplace absence. Albeit a healthy level of pressure can be motivational for some people and energise them to achieve their goals and daily tasks, for some people increased and ongoing pressures become overwhelming.
Therefore, it is important that organisations’ have the right support platforms in-place for helping their people to be aware of and on how to effectively manage pressure and stress.
Improved Mental Health – Improved Bottom Line
There are several UK bodies including CIPD, MIND, HSE* and various charities who have publicly estimated the cost of stress within the UK to be in the billions of pounds. *Over 12.5 million working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/2017 and according to the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) over the past year, 74% of people have felt so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope.
Investing in your employees’ mental health and wellbeing will prove invaluable. Research shows that when employees feel their work is meaningful and they are valued and supported, they have higher wellbeing levels and are more committed which invariably will have a positive impact on the organisation, improve productively and the bottom line.
Training & Support
Life & Progress can provide Resilience Workplace-Workshops, Stress Awareness Training and other related wellbeing programmes. Our training and support services are primarily aims at managers, and team leaders providing them with practical strategies and useful tools to bolster mental resilience, emotional and physical wellbeing for them and their respective teams.
In addition to Resilience training, we can also provide Mental Health Responsive (MHR) One-Day Workshops.