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How Mental Well-Being Makes for Happier (and More Productive) Employees

An employee’s health is about more than blood pressure and broken bones.

More and more, an employee’s mental health is a bellwether for them being a happy and healthy – and productive – member of the team.

In today’s work environment, companies must recognize the critical role mental health plays in employee well-being and overall organizational success. The better somebody’s mental state, the better they will likely be on the job.

That’s why understanding and factoring in mental health when building a benefits package is not just a good thing for the employees, it’s good for business too. Some of the benefits of better mental health care coverage include:

Employee Well-being: Mental health directly impacts an employee’s well-being and ability to perform at their best. Oftentimes a person’s mental health manifests itself physically, too. By including mental health in your benefits package, such as counseling services or access to mental health professionals, organizations demonstrate their commitment to supporting employees’ holistic health.

Productivity and Engagement: Employees who feel supported in their mental health are more likely to be engaged and productive at work. When mental health needs are addressed, employees can better manage stress, stay focused, and maintain a positive attitude. The result? Higher productivity levels and a more vibrant workplace culture.

Long-term Cost Savings: Investing in mental health benefits may require financial resources upfront, but it can lead to long-term cost savings for organizations. By promoting mental wellness, companies may see reduced health care costs, lower turnover rates and higher employee morale – all of which contribute to a healthier bottom line.

Retention and Recruitment: Showing you take mental health seriously can be a powerful tool for both retaining existing talent and attracting new employees. Candidates value employers who prioritize employee well-being. A benefits package that includes mental health support can set a company apart on job boards.

Reduced Absenteeism and Presenteeism: Mental health issues can lead to absenteeism (missing work) and presenteeism (being present at work but not fully productive). By providing resources like mental wellness programs, organizations can help employees manage their mental health proactively, reducing absenteeism and increasing overall productivity.

Positive Impact on Company Culture: Putting mental health in the spotlight sends a clear message to employees: your mental well-being is valued. This fosters a positive company culture where open conversations about mental health are encouraged, stigma is reduced and employees feel comfortable seeking help when needed.

When building benefit packages for your team, mental health is not just a “nice-to-have.” It’s a strategic imperative for organizations looking to thrive. By showing employees you care about their mental well-being, companies can create a healthier, more engaged workforce and achieve sustainable success.

If you’re interested in learning more about Custom Design Benefits’ solutions for mental health benefits, reach out to your Account Manager.

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