World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
This years theme is “Mental health in the workplace“.
Less than a third of Americans are happy with their work. Nearly 20% are unhappy with their current job. An unhappy environment at work is bad for a business and bad for employees.
Studies have shown being unhappy with or unfulfilled by one’s work can take a toll on our health and relationships. An unhealthy workplace can cause weight gain and other health issues. Stress from work can also impact mental health.
Work is good for mental health but a negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problems. There are many risk factors for mental health that may be present in the working environment. For some insight, you can compare the top 5 reasons for happy employees and the top 5 reasons employees leave a job below.
In 2015, Mental Health America (MHA) embarked on a two-year research project on workplace mental health with the Work Health Survey. MHA analyzed over 17,000 employee surveys across 19 industries in the United States and in 2017 published the first-ever Workplace Wellness Report: Mind the Workplace. This report gives an amazing amount of information about workplace wellness and also inexpensive solutions to help any place of business, Check it out HERE!