Creating good mental health in the workplace

According to the World Health Organisation, mental health is ‘a state of well-being 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.’

‘When I talk to employers about mental health in the workplace, I find there are those who understand the importance of their employees practicing good mental health, who understand that good mental health means high productivity and high-quality work, and that a psychologically healthy workplace means that there is reduced absenteeism and presentism. However, whilst understanding the importance of good mental health, employers often struggle with the practice of good mental health’.

Diana Sheehan | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR |  DALY & RITCHIE

At Daly & Ritchie Consulting, we know the practice of good mental health and it begins with self-awareness. Through listening to you as an employer as well as listening to your management and staff, we are able to identify issues, personalities, office interaction and workplace stressors before tailoring a program that can teach the art of self-knowing.

With self-awareness high on the agenda, we are better equipped to recognise this in others. This is particularly important and helpful for managers and supervisors in the workplace.