In aid of ‘Stress Awareness Month’, SpaYse aims to bring mental health to the forefront of work discussions. We want to challenge and change the perception of mental health to create an environment where it is not only discussed but fully supported and embraced.
While we recognise the cost of mental ill-health is not merely a financial issue, calculating the costs of mental health problems can be persuasive when making the case for investment in preventing them. Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence. A staggering 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year.
Neil Graham, Managing Director explains,
‘As a recruiter it is important to develop a two-way conversation between business owners and employees within the industry. Highlighting the benefits of focusing on wellness in the kitchen or front of house can assist with the recruitment process and has in-directly become a service we offer advice on.
Ensuring wellness in the workplace can in turn boost productivity, reduce temporary staffing overheads, reduce staff turnover which all have a direct impact on companies profit. As a company we prefer to work with brands whose focus includes the wellness of their staff. It makes our lives easier as placing someone within a considerate environment promotes longevity in that relationship and is the obvious choice when picking partnerships.
Further change is all around us in the hospitality industry and we are wanting to be the catalyst for many companies who haven’t yet taken the steps to putting wellness strategies in place to know where that starting point is.’
While there are significant psychological, safety and wellbeing risks in the hospitality industry, there are a number of proactive initiatives that can be put into place by employers to improve the environment and the wellbeing of staff. Some of the most effective methods we promote include:
On May 23rd, we’ll sit alongside Sanctus, Eventwell and Zoe Clews & Associates to discuss this key topic from all angles to determine how companies can incorporate an open awareness within their culture and all the positive impacts this can make both to productivity and profit.
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite
Included in the price: entry, breakfast, networking and a donation to the Eventwell movement.
SpaYse are constantly thinking about the world around us and how we can make a change for the better.
To start a conversation with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 011 0824.