How to Support Emotional Health and Wellbeing at Work

Look after your staffs wellbeing!

Your people should be at the centre of your business. When they thrive, you thrive too.

Supporting your people is essential for the success and longevity of a company.

What is Emotional Health?

Emotional health is a person’s ability to accept and manage feelings through challenge and change (2). Good emotional health can positively impact relationships, work life, finances, physical health and more. It can affect people in many ways, so employers must try to support and understand this.

Daily life can come in waves. Some days bring joy and excitement, whilst some bring challenges. Emotional health can determine how a person reacts and handles the ups and downs of life. Emotional wellbeing lies within the broader understanding of mental health and these struggles can be detrimental (2).

Identifying good and poor emotional health within a workplace setting is vital to offer extra support to those who need it while also maintaining an excellent employee wellbeing scheme as part of your HR strategy.

Gallup found that 61% of U.S. workers say personal wellbeing and work-life balance are “very important”. Citing them as the second-most-important factor in their decision about switching jobs (3). Employee wellbeing and good emotional health can impact things such as; staff retention rates, motivation, culture and more.

How to Identify Positive and Negative Emotional Health?

Positive Emotional Health

If a person is self-aware, kind, and driven, they are most likely emotionally healthy. You can also spot an emotionally healthy person at work if they build friendships and involve themselves within the team. They are also more likely to manage stressful situations and challenges that arise.

Negative Emotional Health

Someone that struggles with their emotional health can be harder to spot. They may be going through a difficult time or stuck in this headspace unaware. Attributes may include; not prioritising themselves, struggling to handle stress leading to anxiety and isolating themselves.

It is essential to recognise that emotional and mental health are often used interchangeably. However, mental health disorders require professional treatment and the situation should be handled with the utmost care.

How Can You Help?

Supporting your staff the best you can is the number one thing you can do as an employer. For example, implementing wellness days, coaching and access to online support systems are great ways to approach this.

Each Person is a platform offering HR solutions for your business and puts employee wellbeing at the centre. Each Person also allows you to support your staff in many ways, ensuring that you can easily implement changes.

These features will enhance your employee’s experience at work and beyond. These small yet impactful gestures can improve their wellbeing and, ultimately result in positive mental health.

So, why not get in touch with the team today and find out how you can support your employees? Email us at support@eachperson.com, to find out more.

Sources:

  1. ‘Emotional Health Day 24th February’, Family Links- https://www.familylinks.org.uk/emotional-health-day
  2. Kelly Miller, ‘What Is Emotional Health? (+ 11 Activities & Examples)’, Positive Psychology –  https://positivepsychology.com/emotional-health-activities/
  3. ‘What Is Employee Wellbeing and Why Does It Matter’, Gallup –

https://www.gallup.com/workplace/404105/importance-of-employee-wellbeing.aspx.aspx

By Ellie Pinder

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