This week is mental health week and to mark the occasion each day we will be looking at top tips that employers may wish to consider implementing in their workplace to help support employees.
This year’s theme for mental health week is nature and with the old saying in mind that mighty oaks from little acorns grow our top tips are intended to be small steps that are accessible to all employers – with the aim that small changes soon add up.
Mental Health Week Top Tip #1 – Nature can Nurture
The nature theme was chosen for mental health week as even small contacts with nature can play an important part in supporting people’s mental health. It can make people feel better about themselves, reduce feelings of social isolation and bring solace and joy.
With this in mind, employers may wish to encourage employees to make the most of their work breaks and connect with nature, whether it’s a short walk, a few minutes spent listening to birdsong, lunch in the garden for some of those working from home or even watching footage of wildlife from webcams on the internet where such activities are allowed.
If employees return from their breaks feeling good and re-energised this can help them to be ready to tackle the rest of the working day, whether employees are working from home or in the physical workplace.
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