7 key takeaways for employers
To summarize the highlights of the report, there are a number of key steps employers can take to future-proof their investments in workplace mental health:
Future-proofing recommendations have emerged to help organizations ensure that their mental health and wellness initiatives meet the evolving health needs of their employees. Implementing even some of these recommendations could help organizations create healthier workplaces and reaffirm their commitment to mental health. Organizations may be at dissimilar stages in their “future-proofing” journey, and some may have more internal capacity than others, but they can all choose which of these recommendations will best serve their priorities and meet their employees’ needs. Incremental changes can lead to cumulative impacts – some changes may take time, while others may happen much more quickly.
There is no doubt that strong mental health is an important driver of employee engagement and wellbeing. Investing in workplace mental health yields benefits well beyond productivity. Employers can now look ahead and address the remaining challenges to truly create sustainable initiatives that meet the needs of today – and tomorrow.
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