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Creating A Healthy Workplace

Creating A Healthy Workplace

15 Jul 11:00 by Simon Meade

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What is a healthy workplace?

A healthy workplace promotes a positive workplace culture, minimises workplace risks related to mental health, supports people with mental health conditions appropriately and prevents discrimination. It is about identifying what you can do to promote good working habits, support others and most importantly, look after your own health and wellbeing.

Creating a healthy workplace has clear positives for all employees. At an individual level, you benefit from reduced job stress, an improved work-life balance and job satisfaction. While productivity and profitability are obvcious priorities for employers, employees also benefit from being part of a thriving business. Jobs are more stable, rewards are frequent and overall confidence is higher.

What you can do:

All employees play a significant part in shaping workplace attitudes and the overall working environment. This is reflected in the way you treat your colleagues, work together as a team and get involved in workplace initiatives to promote health, safety and wellbeing. 

Five things you can do to make a difference:

  1. Encourage open communication when challenges arise and help to find solution
  2. Respect your colleagues
  3. Be a positive role model - Be genuine in your actions and promote the kind of culture that inspires people to do their best
  4. Cooperate with workplace policies and procedures
  5. Understand how your workplace can support you and how you can access help when you need it