Workplace Wellness

Whether it’s your first job, or you’re a seasoned employee: workplace wellness is key to productivity, positivity, and overall mental health.

Workplace wellness should be a priority for everyone, especially young people entering the workforce. Starting a first full-time job (or searching for one) can be exciting but also stressful. Having a supportive work environment and healthy work-life balance can greatly support mental health.

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

  • Set boundaries
  • Take breaks and time off
  • Unplug from technology
  • Be okay with saying “no.”
  • Find time for yourself.  A little leisure or family/ friend time can go a long way

Signs of a Healthy Workplace

  • There is good, open communication
  • People support each other
    • Teamwork is valued and people work together
  • There are high employee retention rates
  • Your organization has positive values- and follows them
  • Your organization allows for flexibility and time off
    • Work-life balance means that time off should really be time off!

There is an overall environment of respect, honesty, and understanding for all the employees

Unfortunately, chronic stress in the workplace is something all too many Americans are familiar with. In fact, studies show:

  • Less than ⅓ of Americans are happy with their work
  • Unhappiness at work can derail relationships, lead to health issues, and a shorter lifespan
    • Stress at work can lead to poor mental health and chronic health conditions

Identifying Factors of a Toxic Workplace

  • Feelings of powerlessness
  • Gossip / Constant complaint
  • Fear and Intimidation
  • Chaotic environment
  • Stress to personal life
  • Discriminatory Practices
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Colleagues belittle one another
Mental Health Association
in New York State, Inc.
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Albany, NY 12210
(518) 434-0439

MHANYS is an affiliate of Mental Health America

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