All-in-one solution for a mentally healthy workplace

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Saturday, 01 October, 2022


It sounds like a broken record, hearing it over and over again: “the last few years have been like no other” and people’s mental health is being stretched more than ever. Keeping your people and workplace mentally healthy is not easy and with the increased unpredictability of the world, this has become even more difficult.

Mental Health and well-being is a complex and sensitive area that spans employment, privacy, and health laws. Mental health can have a significant impact on an employee's ability to perform or stay in their job, affect other workers, and impact the business in terms of decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, and increased recruitment costs. Despite the significant rise in mental health issues in recent years, unfortunately, most employees still suffer in silence. This makes it hard to manage if you don't know who or how many people are being impacted. Not to mention the stress it can cause managers and leaders who are not experts in managing mental health.

We get it. It's hard enough running a business as it is, let alone having to worry about the impact of mental health issues on your business. We know you want to help and we know you care. But we also know it takes more than a fruit bowl on the lunch table to create a mentally healthy workplace. And for those employers who have an employee counselling program in place, whilst it is helpful and plays an important role, it is not enough on its own. Placing an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) number up in the lunch room rarely gets any notice. Uptake is very low due to the stigma attached to mental health and if it does activate your worker is already in crisis.

You have enough on your plate already. You should be able to focus on your business and what makes your company successful. It's why we want to remove this as an issue that you need to worry about and let you get on with what you do best.

To truly safeguard your worker's mental health, you need to create a mentally healthy workplace. To ease the juggling of various mental health service options and contacts, we would like to introduce you to an all-in-one digital mental health program with one contact to guide you in maintaining a healthy workplace.

Navigate Mental Health© is your comprehensive, cost-effective, solution to creating a mentally healthy workplace. It’s more than just providing employee counselling. Navigate Mental Health is an online program that gives you the essential resources needed to support the mental health needs of your workers.

The key principle of the Navigate Mental Health program is early intervention and prevention through screening, education, self-directed learning and support, and employee counselling.

Adopting Navigate Mental Health into your business, you will have:

  • Access to a state-of-the-art screening tool to identify workers in need of support and business-level mental health trends
  • Mental health short courses, with a focus on providing practical learning
  • Support of a mental health specialist for employees to self-navigate and direct their own mental health needs
  • A suitable counsellor for employees to connect with to assist with their unique requirements
     

Incorporating the Navigate Mental Health program into your business will help you in providing your workers with the right skills and guidance required to improve their mental health. They will have the confidence that they know how to look after themselves without dependence on you as the employer or their line managers. With the data gathered from the mental health screening tool, you’ll have the visibility of what areas need attention and remove the confusion about where to invest your limited time and resources to best support your employees.

Our program focuses on providing training and practical strategies that are proven to work. It is geared towards removing the guesswork around how to manage their mental health through clear steps to acquire the necessary skills.

Along with mental health training content, Navigate Mental Health offers a full spectrum of services from identifying those in need of support, access to counselling, and a library of resources that can be used to better equip them for effective management of their mental health. Correct use of resources plays an instrumental role in improving the overall well-being of your employees.

With Navigate Mental Health your workforce will be given skills across several mental health areas, such as:

  • Anger management
  • Stress reduction
  • Anxiety management
  • Communication
  • Self-soothing
  • Emotional intelligence
     

Resources included in Navigate Mental Health:

  • Sleep management checklist
  • Morning routine guide
  • Night time routine guide
  • Daily Mindfulness checklist
  • Guided meditation
  • Emotional glossary
  • Recommended books
  • Relevant articles
     

Relieving the pressure of managing your workforce's mental health issues, Navigate Mental Health is your solution, where you are not stepping in the shoes of a counsellor, and mental health issues are identified early for support and prevention.

Contact us to learn how Navigate Mental Health can help your business.

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