5 Keys to Prevent Mental Health Problems in the Workplace

          Everyone deserves a respected and productive workplace but achieving those are particularly hard for people with mental health problems [1]. People may encounter some difficult life events and mental health problems. For example anger, stress, anxiety, panic attack, etc. The problems sometimes affect people’s workplace life negatively. That’s why it is important to cope with and prevent some of them before developing. There are 5 keys to prevent mental health problems in the workplace.

Encouraging Employees

          A healthy workplace contributes to the employee’s and employers’ working environment by protecting their health, safety, and well-being. Employers should encourage the strengths of employees rather than their weaknesses. So, they should address their mental health problems regardless of their causes. In that way, employees can protect their mental health by reducing work-related risk factors. They can develop positive views about their jobs and colleagues [2].

Being in a Teamwork

          Being successful and flexible in a team is important if there is a competitive global job market. Effective communication is the most important part of teamwork. It involves constantly updating with each other. So, team members should also understand the strengths and weaknesses of each team member. Because if employers help each other as well as work together, they can also improve their professional careers and performances. To sum up, it will lead to more productive and collaborative works [3].

Having a Satisfactory Job

          Satisfied employees are not just permanent employees. They also represent the company internally and externally. Happy employees are more loyal to the company and its goals, they give the extra mile to achieve the goals and take pride in their jobs, their teams, and their achievements. Also, it is important to perceive the company in a positive light in their early days of employment for employees’ ongoing positive perceptions [4].

 Having Adequate Sleep

          One way to provide maximum productivity for employees is to encourage them to have adequate sleep. Sleep deprivation can impair the employees’ concentration levels and the ability to make proper decisions. Sleep deprivation can cause deteriorating health among employees. So, they may also want to take off days to rest because of some mental health problems. Such as insomnia, narcolepsy, etc. Also, people who are deprived of enough sleep are generally moody and irritable at the workplace. So, having adequate sleep is an important factor for mental health [5].

Providing Workplace Psychology Trainings 

          It is also important to help the employees to take control of their mental health. They can learn effective strategies-techniques, and coping mechanisms to conduct their stress and general mental well-being [6]. Recent discoveries in neuroscience, health, and wellness initiatives recommend that general management and HR practices. So, the strategies can provide more positive working experiences for employees and maximize their motivations [7].

REFERENCES

[1]https://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1224&context=gladnetcollect

[2]https://www.who.int/mental_health/in_the_workplace/en/#:~:text=Workplaces%20that%20promote%20mental%20health,and%20disorders%20in%20the%20workplace. 

[3]https://www.deakinco.com/media-centre/news/the-five-elements-of-successful-teamwork

[4]https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/310608

[5]https://www.vpppa.org/connect/blog/sleep-and-its-impact-on-the-modern-day-workplace

[6]https://www.healthworks.com.au/mental-health-stress-seminars/

[7]http://aztechtraining.com/course/unleashing-the-power-of-workplace-psychology