Healthy Minds Program for Corporates
For Companies who Recognise that Well-Being and Performance go Hand in Hand
The Healthy Minds program is all about outcomes: creating a healthy workforce, enhancing performance, reducing costs and building engagement.
An estimated 400 million people worldwide suffer from mental or neurological disorders or from psycho-social problems. Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and job stress are common, affecting individuals, their families and co-workers, and the broader community. In addition, they have a direct impact on workplaces through increased absenteeism, reduced productivity, and increased costs. Very few South Africans seek treatment for their mental disorders.
The Cost of Mental Health in South Africa
Mental health spend has increased by more than 80% in the past five years, reaching R2bn in 2016 with hospitalisation claims amounting to R32m more than predicted. Mental health spend increased by 87% over the past five years (from 2011 to 2016). About 40% of illnesses are the result of work-related stress, depression, burnout or anxiety disorders.
Corporate South Africa now recognises that a proactive, preventive approach to mental health is essential and crucial, especially during and post COVID-19.
Employees are your company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best – provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission. Our Healthy Minds program will help you to achieve the competitive advantage.