Encouraging Mental Health in your Team

Shawnee Love   •  
May 19, 2017

Awareness of how employee mental health affects workplace performance has come a long way.  When I first started in HR, we told people to “check their emotions at the door” and expected that directive would prevent personal “stuff” (e.g., mental and emotional health, personal and interpersonal stresses, etc.)  from having an impact on our workplaces.  Although many people were able to do just that, and still to this day, people praised for their professionalism typically have the ability to control their emotional reactions, the fact that an employee’s mental health affects his or her work has become clear to even the most resistant business leader.  What research has also shown is that if you really want to get the best from your employees, creating an environment which is supportive to their mental health pays off in the form of healthier, happier employees and enhanced productivity (which let’s be honest, is great for the bottom line).brain cartoon emotion set

If you like the idea of a healthier bottom line, healthy, happy employees, and more productivity, you can encourage mental health in your team, by implementing some of these tips:

In upcoming blogs, we will explore ways to implement these tips in workplaces.  If you have a tip you’d like to share, please comment as well!