Poor Mental Health at work: what it costs…..

A report released this week by Deloitte Uk has calculated that poor mental health at work cost employers £43 billion in 2018. That is a huge rise of 16% from 2016. Quite apart from the economic implications, this suggests we are living through an epidemic of stress and anxiety in the workplace. This has impacts on all aspects of our lives. As a society, we need to address this – fast!

More and more employers are realising that they need to help their staff in managing their mental health. Putting in place the means to help with mental health problems is important, but more and more companies are now going further. They are starting to tackle the problem upstream, by promoting resilience and workplace wellbeing.

There are lots of ways to do this. Bristol City Council has a website that gives ideas and resources. Mind has a variety of tools to help employers improve mental health at work.

But if you want to do something quick, and give your employees a boost, why not look into providing Tai chi & Qi Gong or meditation sessions? To find out more, have a look at our workplace wellbeing page, or email claire@taichibodyanmind.co.uk

There are many health benefits. Physical activities like Tai chi and Qi Gong help to re-balance the body’s nervous system and make us feel calmer and happier. They are also good for physical fitness, and help with long term chronic health problems associated with standing or sitting at work. This is a great way to show that you take your employees mental and physical health seriously.

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