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Health

Mental

Kulani Shiluvane, Founder and Chief Solutionist at

SHILUVAH shares her thoughts

Workplace

Mental health is a topic that affects us all,

and as we continue to navigate the

challenges of the modern workplace, it

becomes increasingly important to prioritize

the well-being of our employees. In this

edition, we will be focusing on mental health

in the workplace and the significant role that

Mental Health First Aiders play in supporting

their colleagues.

THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN

THE WORKPLACE

Mental health is a fundamental aspect of

overall well-being, and its impact on

workplace productivity and employee

satisfaction cannot be underestimated.

According to recent studies, individuals

experiencing mental health issues are more

likely to take time off work, struggle with

concentration and decision-making, and

may face difficulties in collaborating

effectively with their peers.

Creating a mentally healthy workplace

environment benefits individual

employees and contributes to the

organisation's overall success and

productivity. We can reduce stigma,

increase employee engagement, and

promote a sense of community and

well-being by fostering an open and

supportive culture.

INTRODUCING MENTAL HEALTH FIRST

AIDERS

One of the ways organisations can

actively address mental health in the

workplace is through the Mental Health

First Aid program. Mental Health First

Aiders are individuals trained to provide

initial support to someone experiencing

a mental health challenge or crisis. They

act as a bridge between the person in

need and appropriate professional help.

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