Do you have a healthy work-life balance?

We are all familiar with the phrase ‘nine-to-five job’, but how many people do you know that actually work those hours anymore? We are working longer hours and carrying heavier workloads, leaving us with less time for everything else.

A mental health survey found that more than forty percent of employees are neglecting other aspects of their life because of work, which may increase their vulnerability to mental health problems. It is crucial for employees to learn to maintain a healthy work-life balance in order to achieve overall wellbeing.

Extensive research has proven that wellbeing is directly linked to increased productivity, increased morale, increased efficiency and overall better health. Promoting a healthy work-life balance at work will benefit both the organisation and the individuals who are core to an organisation’s success by, among other things, reducing absenteeism, presenteeism and staff turnover.

What employees can do to achieve a healthy work-life balance:

  • Take responsibility to create an ‘unwind routine’
  • Take holidays
  • Take breaks
  • Learn to say ‘No’

What employers can do to ensure their employees have a healthy work-life balance:

  • Create an open and trusting culture within the company
  • Provide general staff and line managers training
  • Remove stigma around stress and mental health in the workplace
  • Provide information/materials on stress and mental health illnesses
  • Encourage wellbeing activities in the workplace and outside of the workplace

These ideas and many, many more will be discussed at the Wellbeing Conference in November, and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

About Stress Management Society

The Society was formed in 2003 by a number of healthcare professionals, management consultants and therapists - all experts in mental health, well-being and quality of life issues.

Their goal was to create a brand new type of accessible organization that offered impartial help and advice to everyone on stress management.

The professional counsellors involved in the organization are qualified to the highest degree. They are members of professional bodies from the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, General Hypnotherapy Register, Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming, and Association Thought Field Therapy.

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