So what exactly is mental health or mental wellbeing?
The World Health Organisation describes it as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.’
As with our physical health, it fluctuates and can be affected by our circumstances and what is happening in our lives.
We spend a lot of time at work, so we should feel happy, valued and supported otherwise it can start affecting our overall confidence, wellbeing and eventually personal and work life.
From a business perspective, happy staff are more productive. It’s also the right thing to do and in reality, most people want to see everyone else happy.