Workplace Mental Health highlighted this World Mental Health Day

Workplace Mental Health highlighted this World Mental Health Day

Workplace Mental Health highlighted this World Mental Health Day

The focus for the day has been about raising the profile of mental health and helping to deal with stress, with the team at Brightstar engaging in a variety of activities.

"Really, the sense of loss, the violence that they faced, the deprivation, (and) the insecurity is tremendous", Keane said in an interview on the eve of the World Mental Health Day, which is celebrated on Oct.10.

EMCOR UK initiated a three-year collaboration with Mind, commencing January 2017, to raise awareness, promote understanding, and provide support to the company's employees about mental health and wellbeing. It is crucial, that if you want to approach someone's health that you must include their mental health.

Despite this, lack of a shared vision for mental health coupled with prejudice and discrimination remained barriers in the fight against mental health at work place, he said.

In line with this year's theme, mental health in the workplace, Seymour stressed the importance of both mental health and physical health to worker productivity.

Michael Hamilton, UK-based mental health counsellor says there is a lot of work to be done to address mental health issues in the workplace.

Experts say eating well, getting active and staying in touch with family and friends can improve your mental wellbeing.

From a human resources perspective, mental health days are beneficial for everyone involved.

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Dr Nargis Asad, who works as an associate professor and clinical psychologist at the Aga Khan University's psychiatry department, said it is very unprofessional and insensitive on the part of employers to treat their subordinates this way.

If your organisation is just starting out on its journey in prioritising mental health more highly, there's plenty of advice and support available.

"There is a strong economic case to tackle not only employer stigma but also to invest in mental health promotion, prevention and treatment programmes in the workplace", she said.

Offering help, even before employees ask. As things start to become too much for the mind to handle, your body could throw you a number of subtle, but important, hints.

Of course, the hard part is actually starting the mental health conversation.

Dr. Fatema Mohammed Musa, Head of Service Development, Service Development - Service Development-Adult Health "PHCC is committed to fostering an environment where employees feel valued, respected and supported". However, because of the assumptions of how these communities should be treated and the systematic oppression against these communities, it remains a challenge to give them the specific care and uplifting that they need. "Together, we can build on their efforts, and support the mental health of Canadians for generations to come".

Forty per cent of workers felt their workplace culture wouldn't allow them to be completely candid regarding concerns around their mental health, and just six per cent said they would feel comfortable disclosing a mental health issue on their CV when applying for a new job.

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