Mental health is a universal asset – for individuals, organizations and society. Like physical health, there are challenges in life that can harm mental health.
And just like physical health, there are ways to keep the mind healthy. By proactively encouraging employees to maintain good mental health, employers can minimize problems like absenteeism and presenteeism in their workforce.
The goal for any employer should be to develop a culture where mental health is valued: where disclosure is protected and supported, resources are available, and everyone feels their work and the benefits they receive contribute to their wellbeing.