Addressing financial and mental health concerns cuts absenteeism and improves focus at the workplace
The recently published Metlife ‘Employee Benefits Trends Study’ highlights that although embedding and uptake of wellness programmes has improved in recent months, there is a striking need to give mental health the same level of attention.
The study shows that while physical wellbeing programmes are now much better embedded within wellbeing strategies, a tremendous shift is needed within organisations as mental health becomes the fastest growing concern amongst employees. It also reinforces that the key factor that unites physical, mental and financial wellbeing is stress, highlighting the importance for employers to have a broad wellbeing offering that can tackle the various causes of stress among employees and within the workplace.
You can read more on this study and its findings relating to mental health at https://www.metlife.co.uk/EBTS2017/.