Addressing mental health in the workplace
October 10, 2021 is World Mental Health Day. Anxiety is often overlooked as a disorder that requires professional intervention.
The pandemic and the continuing uncertainties of the future present ideal conditions for anxiety to evolve in ways that adversely impact employees’ mental health and their ability to perform.
Leaders must champion mental health and speak openly about the need to take care of employees’ mental health. Following through with specific actions builds trust and reassures employees that they will receive the support they need to overcome anxiety and other mental health challenges.
Destigmatising mental health issues, revising employee benefits plans and showing empathy are some ways to help employees overcome anxiety.
Read more in this post, where I also share my story…
About the Author
Enabling businesses and people to be successful. This is my mission, my life’s work. It’s always been what I have done wherever I’ve been employed, called to serve or to volunteer.
An experienced business leader, my core values are truth, integrity, and respect.
I believe that values-based leadership is critical for organizational success that is enabled by an engaged and empowered workforce.
Working over the years in several senior marketing, communications, and executive leadership mandates for global, financial, healthcare, and non-profit organizations, it has been through times of transformation and difficult change that I have done my best work.
In my blog posts, I share my perspectives on leadership, marketing and strategy that are based on my key learnings and observations over the years, all with the objective of helping others reach for success.
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