12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Prioritize Employees’ Mental Health
Updated: Sep 8
Although the financial damage caused to your business by mental ill-health can seem obscure, it is very real. The absence of your key workers due to grief, stress or depression has a direct impact on your ability to remain competitive and productive. Undoubtedly, you are already taking every precaution to protect your workforce from physical hazards or illness, and now it's time to offer similar help for their mental health.
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1. Small Outings
“Small businesses don’t have the budgets for lavish company retreats, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t get out of the office for a change of pace. Small outings can still have a positive effect on the mental health of your employees. Take a half a day to go bowling or hiking or just have an off-site company-wide lunch. In small companies, little things have a big effect on workplace morale.” ~ Jordan Conrad, Writing Explained Blog Starter
2. Staff Discounts
“Get staff members discounts at places in the area like local gyms, restaurants or even discounts on pet insurance. Offering discounts for wellness tests, like those on LetsGetChecked, is also a great way to show employees that you value their health and prioritize their well-being.” ~ Ismael Wrixen, FE International
3. Unlimited PTO
“Small businesses can give their employees unlimited PTO for the days they need to take off for their mental health. You can’t predict when you’ll need one, so this system allows employees to pick and choose what works best for them and how they feel.” ~ Stephanie Wells, Formidable Forms
4. Dedicated Chat Channels