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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 16th – 22nd May

THE WORKPLACE ISSUE

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Stress in the workplace is not a new aspect to businesses. Organisations are aware of stress at work but often ignore that it can be or will be a fact in their workplace.

Up to one in five people said that they developed symptoms of anxiety because of work pressure.

The reality is you are unlikely to notice the magnitude of the problem within your organisation until it is deep rooted and difficult to manage. Less than half of employees (41%) are likely to talk openly with their line manager if suffering from stress and so the problem remains festering unseen.

What are businesses doing to prevent or manage stress in themselves and their employees, all businesses have a duty of care towards managing an employee’s well fair and it’s not when and employee is experiencing their crisis or are off sick. Businesses need to consider a proactive approach that is effective.

The fact is Mindfulness is so easily implemented and adopted by all those that practice. It is surprisingly inexpensive especially compared to sickness absence.

WHY INTRODUCE MINDFULNESS?

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Mindfulness has strong evidence for reducing stress and improving mental health.

Growing amounts of research indicate that Mindfulness works

  • 30% of GPs now refer patients for mindfulness-based treatment
  • Neuroscience shows mindfulness reduces stress, MRI brain scans show that mindfulness increases activation on the left side of the anterior brain which is associated with better responding to stressful events
  • Research shows mindfulness improves focus and attention, improves problem solving, receiving criticism and creativity
  • Mindfulness helps people embrace change and brings bigger picture thinking

So why not consider it – the benefits of bringing this into the workplace out way not doing it

What are you doing to manage workplace stress?

If you would like more information about introducing Mindfulness into the Workplace, please contact us on 02830252107 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

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