Mental health at work is important!

Today, October 10, marks World Mental Health Day. The overall goal of this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. In addition, to generate strategies to help them heal.

Each year a central theme is established for the campaign on this day. For the year 2022, the theme is:

“Make mental health and well-being for all a global priority”

It is necessary to make visible the most serious mental disorder that members of the global society are suffering, since according to the World Health Organization, some 280 million people in the world have depression.

Mental health at work

The concept of health implies the general well-being of the individual.

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, 2022)

Mental health emphasizes productivity, which is why the work environment and the way work is managed influence it, so if mental health is good, professional results will be positive.

“Mental health as a state of well-being in which each individual develops his or her potential, can cope with the stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can contribute something to his or her community” (WHO, 2022)

Tips for good work-related mental health:

    • Reconciling work and family life
    • Take regular breaks
    • Limit overtime
    • Take vacations
    • Avoid taking work home
    • Ask for support from colleagues
    • Cultivating assertiveness
    • Digital disconnection outside of work, e.g., not checking email

Psychology helpline for Optivos

Mental health is a very important thing to us. Public health actions, such as social distancing, were necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they could make us feel isolated and lonely, and can increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.

That’s why at Optiva, we’re providing our employees with professional attention so they can all have access to the service. If some of our employees need further information, they just have to contact directly with the medical center that Optiva Media provide to them. This psychology helpline is totally confidential, and it’s transparent for Optiva, so the personal data, diagnostic or evolution, won’t be shared with the company.

In addition, the welfare of our employees is very important to us and we support all kinds of causes.
If you would like to learn about other causes that Optiva Media supports, please visit our publication on pride.

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