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The benefits of a Mental Health speaker in your workplace

Mental health Awareness Week May 10th - 16th is fast approaching. To be book Luke to inspire your team then please get in contact here.

Arguably more important than ever in the workplace, mental health and wellbeing have been recognised as key elements for productivity and happiness within the workplace.

The quality of your employees’ mental health can have a direct impact on your business, as happy staff are more productive and confident in their decisions. It is estimated that mental health support can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year, due to lower employee turnover and fewer days off sick.

Poor mental health is one of the biggest issues in the workplace today, causing over 70 million working days to be lost each year. 1 in 6 people is currently experiencing mental health problems in the workplace in the UK alone.

Booking a speaker is an investment that can produce staggering results. In a survey, it was found that if a business of 500 employees invests £40,000 in their mental health, through workshops and seminars, they could see a net return of £347,722 in savings.

But while companies of all shapes and sizes increasingly understand the importance of good mental health, many simply don’t feel confident handling and communicating these issues in the workplace.

Aside from the financial benefits, we'll look at the other advantages of booking a mental health awareness speaker such as Luke and how it will improve the mental health and wellbeing of your team.

The benefits of hiring a Mental Health Speaker such as Luke:

Educational understanding & Acceptance

A common side effect of mental health problems in the workplace is a lack of productivity as a result of workers working while struggling with their mental health. Luke emphasises the importance of empathy and encourages constructive dialogue about your employees' challenges.

It can be difficult to support one another in our hardest moments, to know what advice to provide and what assistance to provide. Your team will be educated, teaching them how to care for one another’s emotional wellbeing through understanding and acceptance.

Improve Performance

Workplace mental health problems may have a direct effect on employee morale and efficiency, and therefore on the bottom line. To protect a business's prospects and strengthen its workers' mental health, Luke shares his top tips for retaining self-motivation and assurance in the face of personal hardships.

Encourage employees to leave job-related stress at work to prevent burnout, enhance morale, and boost motivation. Your team will learn how to differentiate their personal lives from their professional lives to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Open & honest conversations

Several life factors may lead to mental health problems, whether it is a death in the family or financial difficulties. Luke emphasises the importance of promoting open and truthful communication between management and their employees to accommodate such personal hardships.

You must de-stigmatise mental health issues in the workplace for your workers to come to you with their own problems. A barrier to the conversation taking place is caused by a lack of communication, so Luke will teach your team how to facilitate responsive, judgment-free communication with their co-workers.

Workplace Impact

Retaining high-performing, skilled employees are in a company's best interests. However, a lack of mental health care in the workplace can lead to workers leaving their jobs in search of better opportunities, resulting in high turnover costs.

Booking Luke will send a clear message to your staff, telling them you care about their emotional wellbeing. This is a key workplace benefit in the 21st century that can make your company stand out on the job market and retain talented employees.

“Luke ran a virtual Mental Health session for colleagues at DVLA as part of our wellbeing campaign. He shared his inspiring story and aligned his mental health experiences and advice to our organisation so our staff could relate. Thank you so much, Luke for the time you gave – we have received such positive feedback and we have already booked you again for the future.”

To book Luke for this year Mental Health Awareness Week 10th – 16th May 2021, simply get in touch here. We'd love to hear from you!

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