Mental health matters – the business case for workplace wellbeing

At EW Group, we see mental health awareness and recognition as an essential part of building inclusive working cultures. Yes, supporting employee wellbeing is good for people, but it’s also good for boosting levels of engagement, interaction and productivity. The average UK organisation has wellbeing scores of 53%, compared to 84% at best-in-class organisations with more positive, supportive and inclusive cultures. We want to close that gap.

Positive, practical workshops on workplace mental health and wellbeing

EW Group has a range of practical workshops designed to raise awareness and equip your employees and managers with the ability to better manage their own wellbeing and to offer worthwhile support to colleagues who are showing signs of poor mental health.

A proactive approach to wellbeing

Break down the barriers to effective mental health support at work

Mental illness is the largest single source of burden of disease in the UK. With 1 in 4 of us experiencing some form of mental health issue in a given year, it’s an inescapable truth that some of your colleagues are struggling. Yes, conversations about mental health and wellbeing are becoming more commonplace, but challenges persist around understanding, stigma and lack of effective support.

Inclusive leaders make small but significant adjustments to their people management so their direct reports can survive the tough times and thrive when they feel back on track. Inclusive colleagues do their part by making sure the workplace environment is as understanding, supportive and empowering as it can be. That’s why we’ve created mental health workshops that cater to both these audiences.

Cost to employers

Failing to properly support mental health at work is costing UK employers as much as £42 billion a year (that’s almost £100 billion in lost economic output)

Lack of training

Only 11% of UK managers have received training on understanding workplace mental health stressors

What our clients say

Refreshing and reassuring… EW Group brought to our discussions exceedingly high levels of knowledge and skill in respect of training and equality and diversity respectively, together with a genuine willingness to meet our identified development needs.

David Maguire
Senior Organisational Development and Strategic Learning at
Metropolitan Police Service

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