WHAT DOES A PSYCHED WORKPLACE LOOK LIKE?

WHAT DOES A PSYCHED WORKPLACE LOOK LIKE?

  • All staff are treated with dignity and respect.

  • Staff are clear about what they have to do, how they do it and why they are doing it.

  • Mental well being is actively promoted and is a topic of conversation.

  • Anyone experiencing a period of low mental health feels supported by colleagues and management.

  • Management and employees know how to ask for and to offer help and are supported by structures and a work culture that facilitates this.
  • Efforts are made to ensure effective communication between management and staff and among staff members.

  • Opportunities for new learning and further development are available and encouraged.

  • Interaction with work colleagues and social connection is part of the working day.

  • Is eligible to be awarded a PSYCHED certification for mental health promotion in the workplace.

SMALL CHANGES CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

Every workplace is different but the common denominator between all workplaces is people. Having a plan and a structure to support mental wellbeing is important to achieve a balance between productivity and a positive healthy workplace. Small changes can make a big difference. It’s not the size of the organisation it is the little things we do that have the biggest impact. There are many ways to promote mental health in your workplace.

WHAT DOES A PSYCHED WORKPLACE LOOK LIKE?

Motivate

Identify workplace wellness champions or motivators to encourage and coordinate wellbeing initiatives in the workplace.

Policy

Developing a wellbeing Policy or statement under dignity at work (Having a plan)

Charter

Developing a wellbeing charter on the culture of the organisation that mental health and wellbeing are just as important as physical health.

Hub

Create a staff wellness hub, either a notice board or on your staff website, providing information on minding your mental health e.g. stress management, physical activity, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

Support

All work mobile phones having the 24/7 Support lines as a matter of course therefore everybody has access to them.

Numbers

Displaying support numbers within your organisation

Fun

Having fun days for people to get to know each other

Buddy

Developing a buddy system to support each other

Workshops

Having wellness workshops to cover Nutrition, Sleep, Exercise, yoga and other mindfulness

Initiatives

Get involved in local initiatives (or develop your workplace one) such as fun runs, charity events, choirs; etc. to promote connection and social interaction with others.

Activity

Arrange group walks, fun runs, yoga classes, during or after work to build more opportunities for group physical activity to promote well being.

Walking

Create a list of workplace and local services and supports which may be useful to staff at different times in their lives, e.g. counselling services, bereavement services, financial guidance. Ensure all staff can access it freely.

Services

Having wellness workshops to cover Nutrition, Sleep, Exercise, yoga and other mindfulness