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Why is mental health and wellbeing training important?
Mental health and wellbeing is an integral part of how we feel about our jobs, how well we perform and how well we interact with our colleagues, customers and clients.
While the employer is primarily responsible for providing an environment to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff, all employees also have a duty of care for their own health and wellbeing. This duty of care can also extend to your colleagues wellbeing.
Investing time and money in workplace health and wellbeing can bring many benefits to your staff and your organisation. Some of the benefits of maintaining good mental health for an organisation include:
- Staff feel appreciated, they are engaged and motivated
- Staff feel physically and mentally fit
- Work productively and performance increases
- Ability to attract and retain top talent
- Staff will make good choices
- Increase in staff morale
- Sickness absence rates decrease
A report, ‘Mental Health Foundation’s Fundamental Facts for Northern Ireland’, found that mental health is the leading reason for workplace absence in Northern Ireland, accounting for almost one out of every three days lost (31.9% of all days). Mental health reasons accounted for 39.1% of long-term sickness leave.
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