It’s not enough to have, awareness days, fruit bowls and yoga.
Leaders play a pivotal role in shaping the mental health environment at work, surpassing the traditional responsibilities of HR. Unlike HR, leaders directly influence the workplace atmosphere through their actions, decisions, and interactions with their teams. This distinction arises from their daily, hands-on involvement and consistent communication, which profoundly impact the organisational culture.
HR, in this context, acts as a facilitator, supporting leaders in maintaining a ‘business as usual’ approach by providing resources, training, and policies that align with mental health priorities. This synergy ensures that Mental Fitness becomes an integral part of the organisational ethos, creating a resilient and supportive workplace.