Corporations and small businesses alike are mixed with people from different backgrounds, cultures, ideas, and experiences. Ensuring your employees are physically and mentally healthy is a key component of overall business success. Focusing on the mental health of employees while also identifying company policies, procedures, and overall culture that can negatively affect a business is the best way to encourage unity within your business. Solutionist Counseling in Boca Raton has a unique approach to helping clients understand their employee base while promoting corporate wellness.
Corporate wellness plans have been around for quite some time and almost all have been based around the physical wellness of employees. Although this has been proven to lower health care costs, reduce absenteeism, and improve productivity, many employees feel the program is being implemented to only benefit the company. Due to the lingering societal stigmas surrounding mental health, employees can often feel judged by their lifestyle choices and fail to address such issues in the workplace.
When discussing mental health it is important to understand the difference between mental health and mental health conditions. These terminologies are not necessarily interchangeable. Mental health conditions fall under diagnosable conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia – mental health refers to the state of well being in which an individual realizes their potential, can cope with the everyday stress of life, can be productive in the workplace, and contribute to their community. Overall, mental health is not static, it ebbs and flows. Individuals experiencing a mental health condition should never be defined by the disorder they are facing, but rather encouraged to manage and facilitate their mental wellbeing.
Implementing Corporate Wellness Employee Resources in Boca Raton
Understanding employee mental health is a gateway to understanding a company’s work environment and how employees are either positively or negatively affected. Furthermore, it is vital for you to understand how your employees’ mental health affects their ability to do a job. While maintaining an occupation, it can give a person a sense of purpose and provide a positive outlook. However, it can also add stress. Bullying and/or discrimination, unbalanced work demands, and overall workplace culture can trigger mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression By offering corporate mental health employee resources, employers can identify work-related factors that overall diminish their ROI on employees. Solutionist Counseling Services can not only assist with employees affected by related work issues but also work to increase positive communication throughout your business as a whole.
Providing employees with access to mental health employee resources within a company setting can increase morale and work productivity in some of the following ways:
- Educate employees on healthy coping skills for specific work-based stress that can also be used in everyday life.
- Provide a sense of recognition and remind your employees that they are valued
- Relinquish stigmas and discrimination surrounding mental health by educating employees on mental health and mental health disorders.
- Allow employees to identify outside factors that affect work performance i.e. stress in the home, relationships, etc.
- Help employees transitioning from the military to a civilian work environment
Employees are the heartbeat of any business and it is proven that employees who are in good mental health perform better, work more efficiently, and increase value to a business.
COVID-19 and the Impact on Corporate Mental Health
Many companies have transitioned to telecommute for positions that do not require an employee be physically present at the workplace. As a business, this can help reduce exposure of Coronavirus to the employee base. However, it can also increase stress on individuals working for the company. For example, many employees are performing all the required job duties but also adding the stress of young children being in their workplace, abusive home life, or feelings of isolation. The added stress of working from home can lead to a reduced mental health state and negatively affect the overall performance of an employee. Speaking with a mental health professional not only helps the employee regain a sense of well being but also increases work performance while providing feedback to the company on areas in need of improvement.
Company Sponsored Mental Health Services vs Insurance Based Private Services
A company-sponsored mental health program is unique and also one of the most effective ways to understand business roadblocks in increasing market share, maintaining customers, and dealing with high turnover rates within its employee base. Providing employee health insurance has long been the staple of good business, however, the company does not receive a return on the money invested into those benefits. Companies will often spend tens of thousands of dollars in market research, advertising, and tooling investments but will overlook the core issues within employee commitment and productivity. Investing in employee mental health will create a working environment that becomes inclusive, team-oriented, and employee committed resulting in increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, and overall success for your business.
Solutionist Counseling will provide valuable information to your company while still abiding by HIPPA laws, maintaining confidentiality, and allowing a business to gain from their investment in mental health.
How Solutionist Counseling Prioritizes Mental Health in the Workplace in South Florida
Our Boca Raton Counseling services do not offer a guru motivational, computer-based corporate mental health program. Protected by HIPPA, we will not share or make available any information about you or your employees. Our dedication to confidentiality allows employees to speak freely which will ultimately provide the true pulse of a company’s working conditions and culture. We will provide, on hand, licensed mental health therapists, and business professionals with decades of experience to navigate a program that will protect employees while providing critical information to business owners and CEOs. Solutionist Counseling will provide individual employees, working teams, and upper management with the tools required to navigate through job stress and working environments while also increasing ownership in work, commitment, and productivity. Solutionist Counseling addresses the overall culture within your workplace while also providing clear and concise information that will drive your business to the next level.
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