We’d like to share this TED Talk Workplace Mental Health – All you need to know by Tom Oxley as it’s a great summary of why mental health in the workplace is so essential to both individuals and the organisation alike.
He talks about the key signs of stress and how hard it is to have conversations about mental health with managers and the medical profession.
Leaders, managers, and head teachers all need to talk about mental health in the workplace so that the messages cascade down to everyone. It’s been demonstrated that leaders universally gain respect for talking about mental health and this is why it’s so important for managers to be trained to spot the signs of stress and mental health problems and understand how to respond.
He emphasizes that resources are available and stresses how the manner that mental health issues are responded to is key to ensuring better outcomes for both the individual and the organisation. But most importantly he stresses how important it is to give employees permission from employees to speak and that managers be prepared to listen.
Aim Higher Training offers short courses in both Stress and Mental Health Awareness so please contact us if you would like to find out how you can raise awareness of these issues for both managers and employees alike.