What is “Good Mental Health in the Workplace”?

Good mental health is one of the most important factors for our general well-being.

Every year on the 10th of October, The World Health Organization promotes different mental health issues during World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is “mental health in the workplace”, which is a very important – but often overlooked issue.

The importance of good mental health in the workplace

Mental health issues don’t stay at home – they follow us everywhere.

And as many of us spend a lot of time at work, living with mental health problems in a workplace that doesn’t promote good mental health can be very difficult.

It’s important that workplaces acknowledge mental health issues, and do as much as they can to support those who live with them. Good mental health in the workplace does not only help those who work there, but also the company as a whole.

According to the WHO, people who feel safe and supported when it comes to mental health issues take less sick leave. They also have a better level of productivity at work. Both these things lead to a good economic impact, both for the employees and the company.

Understanding mental health issues

It’s also increasingly vital for companies to understand factors at the workplace that can affect mental health. Bullying and harassment are two of the biggest factors of mental health issues at work, according to the WHO.

Promoting an open atmosphere at the workplace where employees don’t feel shame or embarrassment talking about mental health is key in understanding these issues. It also helps create understanding about how they can be supported on every level in the workplace.

We care about mental health issues in the workplace

At Trialbee, we work hard to create a safe and comfortable workplace where mental health matters and is talked about. We believe that an open and supportive working environment is key to happiness at the office!

Today, on World Mental Health Day, we asked some of our Bees to give their thoughts on what good mental health in the workplace means to them.

Watch our video to see what they said: