COVID-19 has changed how we work. It is not easy to know what is the best way to support your employee’s health during this challenging time. Below are five ways you can help improve your employee’s mental health and physical health during COVID-19.
Five ways you can help improve your employee's mental health and physical health during COVID-19
1. Regular check-ins:
Check in with them regularly to make sure they are doing okay. If they are having a hard time, you may want to consider having them speak with a therapist. Often, many benefits plans will cover this.
2. Lower expectations:
Your employee may have increased demands on their time. Be compassionate and understanding and realize that timelines may need to be extended.
3. Encourage physical fitness:
A daily walk does wonders for the body and mind. Ask your employee to take short breaks throughout the day to stay healthy.
4. Provide resources:
Sending your employees information on health and wellness or providing health training can significantly improve your employee’s health.
5. Incentivize health:
Is there a benefit your company can offer for better lifestyle choices? Often companies will have contests to see who can walk the most or lose the most weight. There isn’t a substantial monetary cost, and it can help keep your employees happier and healthier.
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Have concerns about the mental health of your employees? ComHealth offers psychotherapy and health coaching services for employees. Need help training your employees on health and wellness? We also provide health education and wellness programs. Feel free to get in touch with us today for more information.