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Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

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Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

A Practical Guide for Employers and Employees


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It’s your business to take mental health in the workplace seriously.

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The benefits of good psychological health in the workplace are undeniable. Individual productivity and satisfaction increase significantly in organizations that address their employees’ mental health challenges. Although well-being is a complex topic, educator and prolific author Gill Hasson and psychotherapist Donna Butler offer sensible suggestions and strategies for elevating mental health in your corporate culture. Their research, studies and anecdotes derive from companies in the United Kingdom, but their guidance is universally applicable. Companies with a limited record of mental health initiatives will benefit greatly from their insights.



Smart organizations monitor their employees’ psychological health.

Your work enables you to pay for your financial responsibilities while providing you with direction, structure and a sense of achievement. However, work also can generate a variety of stressful conditions.

That is why employees’ well-being and mental health should be critical concerns for all sizes and types of organizations everywhere. Despite the obvious benefits of having a job, the workplace can exert extraordinary pressure on employees and their leaders.

Dysfunctional environments beset with ineffective communication, managerial incompetence and unrealistic workloads can weigh heavily on employees – particularly if they are already dealing with stressful situations outside the office.

Well-being is highly personalized, but both the World Health Organization (WHO) and Mind, a mental health organization, define it in general as the ability to take pleasure in life and to deal successfully with its challenges. Each person’s physical and mental well-being are inextricably linked. Individuals with health problems can experience harmful mental side effects, while...

About the Authors

Educator and trainer Gill Hasson has written more than 12 other books on adult and child well-being including, Happiness: How to Get Into the Habit of Being Happy and Emotional Intelligence: Managing Emotions to Make a Positive Impact on Your Life and Career. Psychotherapist Donna Butler served as a registered EMDR practitioner at England’s Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, NHS Trust, and is now a consultant psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and organizations.

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