Employee assistance programs, wellness benefits, and team building activities - three common workplace supports that help support employee mental health.
What is offered at your workplace? Are you aware of the resources available to you?
Today marks the start of Mental Health awareness week in Toronto! With the rising usage of social media in corporate and personal contexts, our focus this year is on raising awareness about mental health and social media. Are you a community manager? Do you manage a corporate social media account? Are you a social media guru? Blogger? Vlogger? Or regular Facebook checker? Then stay tuned this week to the blog and L&L Social channels for information, tips, personal stories, and strategies to maintain your mental health while using social media.
Awkward. Shy. Withdrawn. Unfriendly. Disinterested. Nervous. Quiet. Aloof.
These are all words that some of us may intensely identify with when social anxiety strikes. The good news is that these words are just words! … As in they do not define us as people, but are mere perceptions of ourselves that can be actively changed.
March is Nutrition month! A time of year where we can reflect on what we put in our mouths, and re-consider the purpose and impacts of the food we eat and how it affects our body. For nutrition month, we have rounded up some of our favourite posts on nutrition and the mental health benefits, and some tips to eat well at work! What will you try this month to spruce up your nutrition?
For this week we have rounded up some of our favourite posts with strategies that individuals can implement in the workplace to help improve their day to day mental health! What strategies are you implementing at work? Pick one that you could try today and see how you feel.
We at L&L Consulting are saddened by the recent death of top Chef Benoit Violier from the famous Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville. Chef Violier's suicide has once again drawn attention to the working conditions and lack of mental health supports available for chefs, and all those working in kitchens and restaurants.
Life is stressful. Although some stress is not a bad thing, experiencing too much stress can be damaging to your health. What are some ways you de-stress? Have you ever considered aromatherapy? Scientific evidence supports the use of aromatherapy as a "de-stressor" that can help your body experience lower levels of stress.
Recently, there has been some debate about the effectiveness of corporate wellness programs. The article from the Harvard Business Review by Scott Berinato, and a segment on the CBC Radio Q, highlighted some interesting aspects of wellness programs having the reverse effect – that wellness programs are making employees unwell! We truly appreciate this perspective as it is important to critically evaluate any corporate initiatives.