Physical and mental well-being isn't just a corporate talking point. It should be woven into a company's fabric like laptops are handed out. If you need facts, check out this Mind Share Partners study showing that 84% of respondents reported that at least one workplace factor* negatively impacted their mental health. Mental and physical health are firmly linked, so where there is a negative impact on one, it likely affects the other. Let's not just advocate for mental health. Let's set leaders up with the skills to promote mental health. This means investing in training leaders to be supportive and open with positive responses and to develop AND exhibit healthy work practices. These skills won't appear out of thin air. Leaders need help.
*Top negative factors include: Emotionally draining work, Challenges with work-life balance, and Lack of recognition