Mental Health Effects in the Workplace

July 14, 2023

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Mental health is an important part of today’s society. People all around the world have made it a priority to begin to raise awareness regarding mental health. Not only in everyday personal life, but in the workplace as well. Sometimes, companies and employers tend to overlook the mental health of their employees, when in reality the employee’s mental health is actually crucial to their work performance.

Mental health issues can affect an employee’s ability to perform at a high level, can cause lateness issues, and in some cases even bring time away from their work. An employee’s mental health is not only a concern to the individual but is also a concern to the company as a whole. This is why it is important that your business has a proper Mental Health Benefits package.

Roughly 1 in 4 employees have been diagnosed with depression and are struggling on a daily basis. Any employee struggling with depression and other mental health issue tend to find it harder to concentrate, lose focus, and obtain short term memory loss when dealing with tasks and other work related projects. A lot of times, the employees feel scared or worried to seek help for their mental health issues especially in the workplace, when in reality it should be encouraged, as the issues can eventually lead to:

  • Increased accidents
  • Claims
  • Disability
  • Workplace violence, etc.

Any mental health issue can be costly and have a negative impact on your company’s performance. This is why it is important that as an employer, offering a good Mental Health Benefits package shows that the health of your employees is a priority. By focusing on their mental health, the employees will then feel more comfortable seeking the treatment they need, without feeling as if they are in the wrong for doing so. All in all, employees who take care of their mental health are more likely to have increased levels of productivity which benefits themselves and the company as a whole.

If you’re interested in learning more or have additional questions about what a good Mental Health Benefits package includes, contact TSIB today and speak with our Employee Benefits team.

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