The importance of Workplace Wellbeing

Mental health is just as important as physical health and is something everybody has. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Mental ill health affects all aspects of a persons life including in the workplace. Mental health can still carry a stigma, by building a wellbeing action plan normalising and supporting mental health from the top down can have hugely positive effects in the workplace.

The Centre for Mental Health reports that mental health problems at work cost the UK economy £34.9bn last year.

The largest part of the business cost is in the form of reduced productivity among people who are at work but unwell. This costs businesses twice as much as sickness absence relating to poor mental health. The remainder of the cost relates to turnover. 

There is good news……….

 Deloitte found that the return for every £1 invested in workplace mental health interventions, was £4.20, with the Australian Fire Service reporting £9.98 for each £1 investment!

CAL’s workplace wellbeing sessions have a hugely positive impact on mental health in the workplace and can:

–          Reduce absenteeism and staff turnover

–          Improve productivity

–          Improves motivation

–          Improves  office morale

–          Improve overall wellbeing 

–          improve company profits by saving money

Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, employers have a legal responsibility to help their employees. 

This is where CAL can help. Our Animal Assisted Interventions (AAIs) promote talking and releasing our ‘pressure valve’ as MHFAEngland illustrate. 

It is estimated that 1 in 4 people with suffer 

The importance and awareness of mental health is continually growing, with this it It is now the responsibility of the employer to create a workplace environment that has a positive impact on their employees physical, emotional, social and mental health

Statistics conveying the financial cost to business of mental ill health are everywhere.

Deloitte found that the return for every £1 invested in workplace mental health interventions, was £4.20, with the Australian Fire Service reporting £9.98 for each £1 investment!

Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, employers have a legal responsibility to help their employees.

This is where Canine Assisted Learnings workplace wellbeing packages can help improve overall workplace emotional wellbeing.

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‘It makes perfect business sense to keep our colleagues as mentally fit and productive as possible’

Sir Ian Cheshire, Heads Together

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