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New Year, new plans

As we navigate the final few days of work before a well-earned rest, I’d would like to sow a seed for the new year and your plans for 2024.

Mental health is a growing concern in the workplace. A report by Mind, the mental health charity in the UK, highlights that addressing mental health through well-being programs can result in a more positive and inclusive work environment, with a 30% decrease in reported mental health-related issues.

The cost of absenteeism due to health-related issues is substantial for businesses. In 2022, poor mental health was the second most used reason for absence behind back related injuries. Implementing well-being support has been proven to reduce absenteeism rates by an average of 15%, leading to lower direct and indirect costs associated with employee absence.

Well-being initiatives contribute to higher levels of job satisfaction, engagement and productivity. Companies that invest in well-being, experience on average, a 20% increase in employee engagement levels as well as finding that a healthy and engaged workforce can be up to 25% more productive.

In a competitive job market, potential employees look for companies that prioritise their well-being. Companies that invest in employee well-being not only retain their current talent but also attract high-calibre professionals seeking a supportive workplace. This can result in a 15% increase in the attraction of top talent.

With issues in mental health costing the economy £118 million in 2022, prioritizing well-being support in our organisations is not only beneficial but essential. These percentages underline the tangible benefits that well-being support can bring to our organisations. Mental health and well-being support is one of the services that I offer at Balance your Brain Ltd with packages from as little as £10 per month (per employee).

If you’d like to explore and implement tailored initiatives that address the unique needs of your workforce, ultimately fostering a healthier, happier, and more productive work environment, please get in touch at  I’m happy to chat face to face, online or on the phone.

Finally, may I take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Best regards, Jon

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