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At Caredness, we don’t necessarily believe that employers need to be incentivized to do the right thing by supporting mental health. However, our clinical psychology and corporate development backgrounds equip us to understand the truly mutually beneficial outcome of supporting the mental wellness of your employees.
“Addressing mental health and substance misuse in the workplace improves workers'” wellbeing and productivity, and benefits employers’ bottom line (i.e., profit),” according to a recently published economic analysis of mental health and substance use interventions in the workplace. Effective support for mental health allows employers to reduce sick days, sustain employee engagement, and reduce turnover. Employers that provide support see tremendous cost savings.
The Benefit for Employees
Mental health support in the workplace is exactly what employees are asking for! Why do they want this so passionately? The simple fact is that employees are having a hard time juggling work-life balance like never before. Virtual employees are at risk for burnout caused by all of the struggles of time management involved with today’s always-plugged-in culture. They may also feel disconnected from any support services. When employers devote time, attention, and resources to employee mental health, this eliminates the feeling of conflict that many workers carry today regarding how their employers might be contributing to poor mental health.