November is upon us, spring is in the air and the moustaches are out in force, bringing men’s health to mind. When it comes to mental health specifically, why is it we say that men need their mates?
Have you ever noticed when you start your day in a good mood, the whole day seems to go right for you? Traffic moves quickly, people smile and open doors, you have a great conversation with a colleague over lunch, you find a solution to a problem that’s been niggling at you and your productivity is high.
There is a growing body of evidence that suggests a mentally healthy workplace delivers greater benefits than just the reduction of absenteeism and presenteeism due to mental health issues. A recent study by Instinct and Reason found that a mentally healthy workplace contributes to greater job satisfaction and productivity gains as well as being the second most important factor in an employee’s decision to accept a role with an organisation.
If you notice that something is not quite right with someone at work – they might seem down, withdrawn, more stressed than usual, distracted, or unmotivated – chances are they might need a bit of extra support from the people around them. With R U OK? day coming up on 14 September, here are some tips to help you act on these signs and start a conversation.