The Importance of Educating Employer Groups on the Business Benefits of Reducing Stress for Their Employees
As a broker, it’s important to educate employer groups on the importance of reducing stress and improving mental health for their employees, especially during Stress Awareness Month in April. As you already know, providing mental health support to employees can have a significant impact on productivity, but did you know a small investment can have a big ROI?
A study by the World Health Organization found that for every $1 invested in mental health treatment, there was a return of $5 in improved health and productivity. This means that investing in mental health support for employees can not only benefit their well-being but also have a positive impact on the company’s bottom line.
Addressing emotions is just as important as addressing physical symptoms, particularly when it comes to stress. Life changes, such as welcoming a new child or grieving the loss of a parent, can cause unfamiliar or intense emotions that may affect employees’ performance at work. By providing access to high-quality mental health providers, employers can offer their employees useful perspectives and new strategies to support their mental well-being.
Good mental healthcare can help employees address what’s going on inside so they can keep the other aspects of their life in balance. This includes providing resources such as therapy sessions, meditation classes, and other wellness activities to help employees reduce stress and improve their mental health. According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, employees who feel supported by their employer are more likely to have higher level of job satisfaction and engagement, and less likely to experience burnout. Additionally, mental health statistics complied by the National Alliance on Mental Health found that untreated mental health conditions can result in a loss of productivity equivalent to almost $200 billion per year.
By promoting mental health in the workplace, employers can create a positive and productive work environment that benefits both the employees and the organization as a whole. As a broker, you can help employer groups understand the importance of reducing stress and improving mental health for their employees by citing these statistics and encouraging them to invest in mental health support. By prioritizing mental health, employers can help their employees thrive both at work and in their personal lives, while also contributing to the company’s success.