Low morale in the workplace is usually the result of multiple factors, though today we are focussing on mental health. The mental health of an individual can have a significant bearing on the workplace environment. That influence can be positive or negative depending on the situation. A significantly cheery and bright personality who is smiling can positively influence workplace morale and elevate it, while conversely if an individual is disconnected, quiet and visibly upset or absent that too can influence those around them and thus may create a negative impact.
Leaders that are in tune with their workforces will be able to recognise these behaviours and have a thorough understanding on how to address any issues that arise as a result. When mental health is considered and understood to be a significant influence on the workplace and is discussed openly, it shows maturity and great leadership. These characteristics and behaviours coupled with information from professional and trusted resources such as the Mental Health Foundation Australia will enable you to effectively manage your workplace morale.
For the month of October the Mental Health Foundation Australia is campaigning National Mental Health Month for 2021. The campaign is to advocate for and raise awareness of Australian mental health. It is an important time where the Australian community comes together to raise awareness and promote better mental health for all. Throughout this month, many events have been organised in each state of Australia aiming to attract and unite Australians of all ages and backgrounds to raise awareness and promote better mental health for all.
Research shows there are six simple actions we can take to improve our moods, build resilience, and boost wellbeing. These simple actions are from the Queensland Government’s Dear Mind initiative and are based on the internationally recognised Wheel of Wellbeing*. Regularly practicing these actions is beneficial for everyone.:
- Get healthy— being active and eating well is good for your mind as well as your body.
- Keep learning — learning new things can make you more confident and it’s fun!
- Show kindness — practising small acts of kindness, volunteering time, or simply helping a friend in need can help you feel more satisfied with life.
- Connect — spending time with other people is important to everyone’s mental wellbeing.
- Take notice — paying more attention to the present and the world around you helps to relieve stress and enjoy the moment.
- Embrace nature — connecting with the outdoors and taking care of the planet is the best recipe for world wellbeing.
Contact us to arrange a confidential free introductory call about how we can help you revive your workplace morale. Give us a call on 07 5655 4047 for more info. Our safety consultant services cover Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Darling Downs, and the Granite Belt.
*The Wheel of Wellbeing was developed by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.