2020 was a difficult year for everyone. With the Covid-19 virus rising, restrictions regularly changing, and the uncertainty of what the future holds, there’s no surprise that this has taken a toll on peoples’ mental health. With a second lockdown ahead of us, the health & wellbeing in the workplace is even more of a concern. In addition, it’s never been more important to check-in on your team and provide them with additional support.
The second national lockdown may feel testing for everyone in your company but there’s lots of ideas you can try to maintain your employees resilience.
Here are some of our top tips:
- The first week back after a long break can be overwhelming at the best of times. Make sure you remind your employees to take regular breaks. From a short coffee break to a walk outdoors during lunchtime, this goes a long way to clearing the mind. Encourage those working from home to do this.
- Daily exercise can be a great way to improve wellbeing. This is something we learned from the first lockdown. Why not encourage your employees to enjoy a daily walk or provide them with free online fitness classes to do at home.
- Communication can go a long way to improving mental health. Regularly catching up with employees and making it clear you’re here to support them will show them that you care. This will also help to boost morale.
- Encourage staff to switch off at a certain time and put their computer and work equipment out of sight at nights and weekends. Maintaining a good work/life balance will go a long way to improving health and wellbeing in the workplace.
It’s important to have a wellbeing plan in place to provide your team with resources. If you would like any further advice on how to support your employees during this difficult time, contact us now.