Mental health is something all employees have. Just like physical health, mental health needs to be taken care of, not only to reduce the risk of illness, but also to increase the potential of individuals and teams. Good mental health leads to positive life outcomes for employees and ultimately, better business results.
In any workplace there will be a range of mental health experiences across employees and this will change over time. The experience of mental illness is common in New Zealand so it’s vital that employers can have conversations about mental health with their employees and support them through tough times.