The last 12 months have been like no other. Whether it’s juggling home-schooling, concerns about safety, or even worrying about job security – mental fitness has recently taken a blow.
Here are some practical tips to maintain an environment that supports mental fitness meaning you can confidently continue to drive performance:
Care personally – communication is key. Understanding how individuals are doing, personal challenges at home or at work, and areas you can support means you may be able to help them maintain their mental resilience. Access our informal mental fitness agenda (here) to help structure your conversation.
Create flexibility – for those team members struggling with mental fitness, changes to their working hours, taking leave, job-sharing or buddying up may help.
Ask the experts – asking a medical expert for a better understanding of a mental health condition should provide clarity and a better opportunity to communicate proactively and support meaningfully.
Mental health toolkit
Promoting employee well-being and mental fitness creates a more engaged workforce, reduces sickness absence, and drives performance. We’ve created a user-friendly toolkit providing you and your managers the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to support your team’s mental health needs within the wider employment law context. If you’d like to find out more about what’s included, click here.