Dr. Ingrid Daniels, President of the World Federation for Mental Health, has announced the theme for World Mental Health Day 2021 as “Mental Health in an Unequal World.”
This year’s theme will emphasise that access to mental health services is still unequal, with 75 percent to 95 percent of people with mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries unable to access mental health services at all, and access in high-income countries is not much better.
The mental health treatment gap is exacerbated by a lack of investment in mental health that is disproportionate to the overall health budget. Companies have the power and responsibility of supporting all of their employees in regards to their mental health education & awareness, while providing resources for tackling mental health issues.
Invite your team to a Zoom guided group meditation.
Meditation has long been regarded as a tool to help people master their minds, improve their mental health, and cope with stress. It has been demonstrated in studies to relieve anxiety, depression, and even chronic pain. While your team may not be able to meditate together in person, you can arrange a Zoom-based guided group meditation session. Your team may practise soothing breathing, relaxation, and empowerment practises while staying safe, thanks to free YouTube videos and guided live meditation platforms.
Inquire about your employees’ plans for the day.
Everyone’s definition of mental health is different, and how you nurture it at your company will rely on how your employees see their own mental well-being. For some, embracing mental health may entail getting together for a cup of coffee and a chat, while others may opt to enrol in a wellness programme or set aside some time for quiet reflection.
Inquiring into how your employees would like to mark World Mental Health Day will not only ensure that their opinions are heard, but it will also pave the road for a more open and inclusive mental health culture at your company.
Book a workshop for the whole team.
The best way to mark the World Mental Health Day in 2021 is by booking a workshop or sessions with Joyful Living. We deliver employee wellbeing services to companies to help create working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive.They can be attended both in person and online, depending on the companies’ and employees’ preferences.
- Corporate Mental Health Training & Workshops: Employees and businesses alike are affected by mental ill-health, which accounts for 39 percent of the most common causes of short-term absence and 56 percent of the most common causes of long-term absence. We have dedicated mental health programmes at Joyful Living, ranging from MHFA Training classes led by licenced Mental Health First Aid (MFHA) England instructors to Mental Health Awareness workshops, all of which are aimed to assist employee mental health.
- Employee Wellbeing Workshops: With our wellness workshops, you can transform your company’s culture and establish a healthy workplace where your employees have all the information they need to make healthy decisions and your company can thrive. Our corporate wellness programmes cover every aspect of employee happiness. We give the most up-to-date services from the wellbeing business, including psychological skills, health awareness, leadership, communication, nutrition, sleep, stress management, team building, and many more, all for your team.
- Corporate Workplace Massages: Massage in the office is a very cost-effective technique to relieve physical and emotional tension, and it is very popular among employees. You can build a healthier and happier environment at work by including workplace massage in your employee benefits package, which will lead to higher motivation and productivity. Our revitalising and energising in-office massage treatments may be offered on your premises with ease, and our trained and experienced therapists will blend in perfectly with your company’s regular routine.
- Corporate Mindfulness Workshops: One of the most effective strategies to manage stress, according to 80 percent of employees, is through the practice of mindfulness. You may teach your staff how to use their minds to promote calm, balance, and resilience by attending one of our mindfulness seminars. Our knowledgeable instructors will lead them through a number of mindfulness courses and teach them the skills they’ll need to reduce stress, disconnect from daily life, and acquire more focus and mental clarity.
- Employee Wellbeing Programs and Initiatives: Employees and organisations gain from wellness programmes and initiatives because they promote health and well-being, increase workplace productivity, and reduce absenteeism and presenteeism. We provide a wide range of wellness initiatives at Joyful Living to look after your staff. Our wellness solutions, which range from Employee Wellbeing Programs to Health Checks, Workstation Assessments, and one-to-one services, are all meant to help enhance the wellbeing of your staff over time, allowing your business to thrive.
- Corporate Yoga and Fitness Classes: With the majority of Joyful Living employees working from home, we can help them maintain their physical and mental health through our online workshops. Virtual classes are a wonderful method to keep employees engaged. They are simple to include into the workday and are ideal for enhancing health, reducing stress, recharging batteries, and putting people in a positive frame of mind.
Instruct and communicate.
The first step toward fostering a more positive mental health culture in our society is raising awareness. For your employees, this involves not just increasing awareness about the importance of World Mental Health Day through all of your internal channels, but also ensuring that they understand how to readily access any available assistance and resources without fear of being judged.
This could entail explicitly identifying internal processes such as Employee Assistance Programs or Employee Resource Groups, as well as emphasising any other internal or external choices that can give additional wellbeing support.
Become a part of The Reignite Project.
Stress, depression, and anxiety are some of the most prevalent reasons people take sick days. Burnout is a result of long-term, unresolved stress that prevents you from going to work or even running your own business. If you’ve experienced burnout, we recommend reading about the indicators of burnout, learning about the five stages of burnout, and signing up for The Reignite Project for free.
Watch the short film by The Reignite Project.
There is also a short film to accompany The Reignite Project, which might provide you with more insight and motivation, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. The film focuses on the signs and symptoms of burnout, as well as how to recover from them, and includes real-life case studies from three different entrepreneurs and business owners.
Make a strategy for your company’s well-being.
Starting this week, business owners and teams may find it particularly advantageous to design and implement a business wellbeing strategy.
A company wellbeing strategy can help your team’s mental health while also improving the culture of your workplace. You can gain the following advantages by developing a business wellness strategy:
- Team morale improves.
- Motivation levels are higher
- Stress and burnout levels are lower.
- Absenteeism is reduced.
- Staff turnover is lower.