Regardless of job role, we’ve all been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Whether it’s meant being partly or fully furloughed, or picking up the work of furloughed colleagues; learning a new way of working from home; juggling employment with closed childcare settings; or being required to undertake Covid-safety work practices; no one, whatever they do, has been immune from a change to how, where or what they do at work.
Because of this, a priority for employers as we come out of the pandemic and return to a ‘new normal’ must be the protection of their employees’ mental health.
Indeed, evidence shows some 12.7% of days off due to sickness in the UK were down to mental health illness. So alongside the moral factor in supporting staff mental health, there’s also a case for it being good for business too.