For Organisations

With the rise of awareness and understanding around mental health issues, more and more organisations recognise the need to address employee mental health and well-being in the workplace.

For Organisations

Supporting Mental Health

Issues specific to the work environment, such as burnout, stress over job security, the repetitive nature of certain work and the lack of career opportunities, among others, can negatively impact an individual’s mental health.

From an organisational point of view, there is a compelling managerial, economic and ethical case for providing employees with mental health support:

Productivity

Mental health issues can have a significant impact on employee productivity and performance.

Work Ethic

Mental health issues can lead to absenteeism and ‘presenteeism’ (being present at work but unable to function fully), which can negatively impact an organisation’s bottom line.

Organisations may choose to address employee mental health and well-being through many initiatives. These include providing mental health awareness training for employees and managers, offering confidential counselling and support services, and implementing policies and procedures to support employees with mental health issues.

In and of themselves, such initiatives may appear beneficial. However, they are often little more than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ activity that serves more as an organisation’s talking point than an effective tool for individuals’ well-being.

As is usually the case, the lack of overall effectiveness of mental health and well-being initiatives in the workplace is due more to the absence (or scalability) of professional resources and the tools available to employers and employees. Current workplace mental health platforms do not predict risk for individual employees or personalised interventions.

Uplift4Work

MindLife is answering the need for effective evidence-based solutions to reduce burnout at work and stress-related absenteeism/sick leave, and to improve employees’ work satisfaction, well-being and resilience.

Our product, Uplift4Work (currently in clinical trials), is an expert system, combining Machine-Learning with computerised therapy/interventions, which can assess and learn the needs of each individual employee and coach them to develop the necessary life skills to decrease stress, increase resilience and reduce risk of burnout.