UNLOCKING THE VALUE OF POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create challenges for organisations, there is a risk that this single focus is creating a blind spot which could soon lead to mental health and lifestyle disease epidemics.
Workplace closures, home schooling, community lockdowns, isolation and chronic uncertainty have resulted in much higher levels of stress, burn out, anxiety and poorer psychological outcomes for many people.
Physical and mental ill-health can strike at any time. Addressing issues in the workplace is vital to ensure employees are present and capable of performing their roles, and to reduce the rising cost of medical expenditure.
Taking a longer-term view, there needs to be a stronger emphasis on the whole person: on an individual's mental and physical wellbeing. This includes the management of lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease and cancer. Integrated workplace preventative programmes can really help to build awareness and address the problem.
of all respondents experienced suicidal thoughts on rotation some or all of the time, compared to the global average of 4-9%*
of risk professionals believe that mental health issues will contribute significantly to declining productivity levels this year**
- Dr Rachel Lewis et al., 2021, The International SOS Foundation, The Psychological Impact of Remote Rotational Work.
- International SOS, Risk Outlook 2021.
WHY PARTNER WITH INTERNATIONAL SOS?
- With our established local presence, we understand the cultural nuances associated with addressing mental health and wellbeing issues in the workplace.
Our solutions are customised and phased to meet the unique needs of each client.
We combine wellbeing with our core expertise in health; programmes are medically led and evidence-based.
We draw on our extensive, global, in-house network of health specialists.
We measure programme impact in order to continually evolve and improve our offering.
BENEFITS TO YOU AND YOUR ORGANISATION
How We Support our Clients
Mott MacDonald Wellbeing ProgrammeCase Study
Mott MacDonald is a leading engineering, management and development consultancy, with 16,000 staff in 150 countries. They have been in a partnership with International SOS since 2008 to help protect the health and security of their 3,000 business travellers and international assignees.Health
Proactive Outreach to Employees of a Shipping Organisation During COVID-19Case Study|Copenhagen, Denmark
International SOS provided emotional support and wellbeing services to the employees of a multinational shipping organisation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.COVID-19Mental Health
Remote Emotional Support for our Clients Affected by COVID-19Case Study|Hubei, China
International SOS provided remote emotional support to Zoe, an only child who was not able to care for her ailing parents due to the COVID-19 quarantining and containment measures in China.COVID-19Mental Health
Remote Rotational Worker Study
The International SOS Foundation and Affinity Health at Work, an occupational health psychology consultancy and research group, published a ground-breaking global study into the psychological impacts of remote rotational work.
Overcoming Emotional Health Challenges
Read Professor Robert L. Quigley's article on how to overcome emotional health challenges associated with return to the workplace.
Workforce Wellbeing Training
The International SOS Foundation has designed a new virtual training course entitled Workforce Wellbeing covering both mental health and wellbeing.