9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Framlingham Technology Centre

£ 0

Wellbeing in the Workplace – A Workshop

Whether your stress is being caused within the workplace, within your home life or elsewhere or a combination of these, you can learn skills to respond differently in order to feel better.

Wellbeing Suffolk  can help you as an employer to support your workers through stress, emotional challenges, and poor mental health by offering support to combat stress, anxiety and low mood problems, and build resilience.

This FREE workshop will include education on the causes of stress, techniques to manage it, and information on further help that Wellbeing services can offer, for those who might feel a need for further support.

Why is wellbeing at work so essential?

  • Stress is now the major cause of long term sickness absence, while those suffering with stress and remaining at work are more likely to encounter problems such as:
  • Conflicts with colleagues
  • Struggling to concentrate or to juggle tasks
  • Taking longer to complete their work
  • Being less patient with customers
  • By supporting the positive mental health of your staff you are more likely to retain essential skills, knowledge and experience of your valued employees.
  • And, perhaps equally importantly, they will know that your organisation is a place which values and understands their needs better, which is good for positive staff engagement and staff retention.

The facts speak for themselves:

  • Poor mental health among its workforce costs employers £30 billion per year in the UK through lost production, sickness absence and recruitment (ACAS)
  • After taking six months’ sickness absence, only 50% of employees return to work
  • After one year’s absence sickness absence the return to work figure reduces to just 25%
  • Employers are also required to co-operate with laws that protect employees. Health and Safety laws ensure that workers have a safe environment in which to work, where risks to health and wellbeing are considered and dealt with efficiently.
  • Wellbeing in the Workplace is an essential component towards demonstrating that as an employer you are meeting your legal obligation to provide a safe and health workplace and to support your staff through their health problems.

How can we help your organisation?

Whether the root of the problem is within the workplace, at home or elsewhere, stress can lead to deteriorating mental health and sickness absence, or even “presenteeism” where your staff are attending work but are less productive.