To mark Men’s Health Week, Geoff met with Wellbeing Clinical Specialist Angela Bagum to discuss the importance of prioritising mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
So, what can organisations do to support male employees struggling with their mental health? Geoff and Angela identify the key issues:
- Education: what is stress? What is depression? Increasing awareness of these issues can lead to greater acceptance and empathy in the workplace.
- Campaigning: organisations are well placed to run internal campaigns to create a positive mental health culture.
- Storytelling: employers should encourage men to share their stories and help to normalise conversations about mental health.