Mental Health Awareness Day 2021: Top 10 Keynote Speakers To Book
It is a well-known fact that your employees' mental health will directly impact their physical wellbeing and workplace performance. It is estimated that mental health support can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year, due to lower employee turnover and fewer days off sick.
Booking a speaker is an investment that can produce staggering results. In a survey, it was found that if a business of 500 employees invested £40,000 in their mental health, through workshops and seminars, they will see a net return of £347,722 in savings.
Financial gains aside, in this post we explore the other benefits of booking a speaker for Mental Health Awareness Day and how to support wellbeing at work.
The perfect way to honour mental health awareness day is to hire a wellbeing speaker to equip your employees with the skills needed to manage their mental wellbeing. In the workplace, which is often fast-paced and challenging, investing in your team's mental resilience will reduce the risk of burnout.
This Mental Health Awareness Day, which will take place on Sunday the 10th of October 2021, book one of the empowering speakers featured below:
Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Day, we have documented the five key reasons to hire a wellbeing speaker for your internal corporate event.
1. To Educate Management
Mental health support starts from the top down in business, as senior members must express empathy and understanding when their employees open up about their emotional battles. Wellbeing experts teach managers how to best support their staff while maintaining a professional working relationship.
Including regular one-to-ones and mental health awareness training, these speakers offer a wide range of strategies for creating a judgement-free environment. By booking a mental health speaker, you are investing in the quality of your management team.
2. To Promote Understanding & Acceptance
Presenteeism, a loss of productivity due to employees working while ill, is a common side effect of mental health issues in the workplace. Mental health speakers promote the power of understanding, counter presenteeism and open positive discussion about your employees’ struggles.
It can be difficult to support one another during our darkest times, to know the correct advice to give and help to offer. These insightful speakers educate attendees, teaching them how to care for one another’s emotional wellbeing through understanding and acceptance.
3. To Improve Performance
Mental health issues in the workplace can directly impact employees’ productivity and performance, and therefore the business’ profits. Wellbeing experts share their top tips for maintaining self-motivation and assuredness in the face of personal hardships, to safeguard a business’ prospects and improve its employees’ mental health.
Encouraging staff to leave their workplace stresses at the office will avoid burnout, improve performance, and increase motivation. These speakers teach audiences how to separate their personal life from their professional life, to create a valuable divide that ensures a solid work/life balance.
4. To Encourage Open Conversation
Whether it is a death in the family or financial struggles, several life factors can contribute to mental health issues. Emotional wellbeing speakers discuss the importance of encouraging honest conversation between management and their staff, to make allowances for such personal hardships.
For your employees to approach you with their own battles, you must destigmatise mental health issues in the workplace. A lack of communication can often lead to presenteeism, so mental health speakers teach attendees how to encourage open, judgement-free communication with their colleagues.
5. To Reduce Turnover
It is within a business's best interests to retain high-performing, talented staff. However, a lack of mental health support in the workplace can cause employees to leave their roles for greener pastures, causing a costly turnover.
Booking a mental health speaker will send a clear message to your staff, telling them you care about their emotional wellbeing. This is a key workplace benefit in the 21st century that can make your company stand out on the job market and retain talented employees.
Jack Hayes was appointed Director of the Champions Speakers agency in 2012 becoming one of the youngest Directors in the UK. A year later, Jack became a founding member of the European Association of Speakers Bureaux (EASB) collaborating with speaker... Read more
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