Employees are any companies greatest asset. Statistics showed that in 2017 nearly one in seven employees was experiencing a common mental health issue, with an estimated combined cost to the economy and government of between £74 billion and £99 billion per year.
The World Health Organisation defines good mental health as “A state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
What companies can do
With employees spending on average a third of their time at work, the workplace environment, workloads and deadline and demands have a significant impact on a individual's wellbeing and their wider network.
Companies that require staff to concentrate for long periods of time, produce mentally challenging work and deal with competing objectives have a duty of care to ensure staff are mentally equipped to deal with their workload.
Teaching meditation techniques to employees can help staff to develop their attention muscle for better concentration and performance and show them how put the mind down at the end of the day when it is time to switch off and rest.
Facilitating staff to know the difference between completing a task in the here and now, and worrying about something that cannot be changed, can improve resilience in the workplace and impact a companies morale and bottom line.
In addition, companies that are pro-active in providing mental wellness support are considered more desirable places to work, sympathetic and less likely to loose productivity. Another big issue in companies at the moment is the production of low quality work due to presenteeism (where employees turn up to work when they are feeling and performing under par). Where mental health is considered a best practice for workplace performance, staff are more likely to seek support before an issue escalates, saving time and money in the long run.
Becci has been delivering corporate training since 2011 to small and medium sized enterprises. She is available to provide in-house meditation training and online resources to support wellness in the workplace. Her most popular product is a 6 hour Introduction to Meditation for Business which includes:
Reconnecting staff to their heart's greatest desire
Developing open awareness
Techniques to reduce anxiety and increase calm
Ways to relax the body and switch off the mind
Affirmations to develop strength and resilience
How to contextualise issues and put them in proportion
The optimal mindset for the workplace to increase cohesion and improve adaptability and performance.
Get in touch if you would like to know more.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Thank you so much for such a useful session, everyone present at the session fed back as to how nice it was and how many of the team slept so much better that night. I have used it several times since, as I know many members of the team have also."
— Julie, Mid Downs Medical Practice