Corporate wellness program

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A program for companies

Corporate wellness is a new concept which is becoming increasingly popular in companies in Cluj interested in employees’ well-being.

The mental health of employees is a determining factor in the productivity and success of an organization. Even though it cannot be measured as easily as competence, mental health still requires as much attention, given the costs associated with a poor mental health.

The corporate wellness program developed by the specialists from the Mental Training Psychology Center aims to facilitate the well-being and efficiency of a company’s members. The program consists in offering counseling or coaching sessions both on site (Cluj, Romania and abroad) and off site, for company employees, customized according to their needs.

Issues addressed

Counseling/coaching sessions can address issues related to mental wellness and well-being, such as: stress management, emotion regulation (fear, anger, sadness, disappointment), improving relationships, maintaining mental health, managing conflict situations, decision-making and to personal development such as: time management, work-life balance, improving self-discipline, assertiveness training, developing organizational skills, improving social skills.

You can choose a sessions package that is best suited to your organization or we can build a package according to your needs.

Specialized studies show that employee assistance programs (EAPs) can be a valuable resource during crises. Given the uncertainty associated with the pandemic, many employees experience emotions of anxiety, worry and stress. The program ensures the achievement of an optimal level of mental health, as a basis for potential development and professional satisfaction.

Coaching and counseling

The support offered to employees through coaching and counseling aims to improve performance and professional relationships. Important components of the process are the development of strengths and the collaborative development of strategies for overcoming personal obstacles.

Mental health at work

Mental health is often impaired by occupational stress, which may be accompanied by absenteeism, burnout and cardiovascular disease.

A study conducted by Oracle in 2020 showed that 70% of employees felt higher levels of anxiety than during the previous year. In addition, higher levels of stress (38%), lack of work-life balance (35%), burnout (25%), depression related to lack of socialization (25%) and loneliness (14%) were also observed.

Mental health in the professional life also negatively impacts upon personal life: sleep problems, family conflicts and isolation from friends. Supporting mental health is essential because untreated problems can worsen over time, influencing employees’s lives and the company’s overall efficiency.

Dan Schawbel, managing partner at Workplace Intelligence, encourages employers to take concrete action to improve mental health, with 76% of study participants saying their organization could do more to maintain the mental health of the workforce:

“The pandemic has put mental health front and center – it is the biggest workforce issue of our time and will be for the next decade. The results of our study show just how widespread this issue has become and why now is time for organizations to start talking about it and exploring new solutions. ”

The effects of mental health problems on companies

Neglected mental health negatively reflects on the company through: absenteeism, low involvement, conflicts, decreased productivity, inefficient communication, staff turnover, failure to meet performance standards. For example, an employee who suffers from depressive symptoms such as fatigue, apathy, difficulty concentrating and making decisions will take more days off and will have a lower efficiency.

Companies like Starbucks or PwC have understood how the well-being of employees translates into the prosperity of the organization. They offer various psychological services to the staff.

Prevention is recommended for at least two reasons: it stops the spread of negative consequences from the individual to the team level and it is less expensive than managing the resulting losses from chronic problems.

For a whole to function at full capacity it needs the contribution of each party. To have high- performing and highly satisfied employees investing in mental health is vital.

Companies that have turned to psychological services have experienced positive changes in both the level of the work environment through a more relaxed atmosphere, as well as the level of the employees, through their becoming more motivated, more efficient in managing difficult emotions and happier.

Mental health support has long-term effects, with staff learning new ways to relate to experiences, both in their personal and professional life.

The Corporate Wellness program is useful for:

  • Managing stress and burnout;
  • Prevention and management of anxiety, depression;
  • Restoring the balance of personal-professional life;
  • Efficient adaptation to Work from home;
  • Development of mental health and occupational well-being;
  • Development of rational and adaptive thinking;
  • Increasing self-efficacy and confidence;
  • Developing healthy habits and increasing job satisfaction;
  • Development of emotional intelligence;
  • Reducing distractors that affect concentration, involvement and productivity;
  • Improving problem-solving skills, decision making, management of difficult emotions, time management, conflict management, communication;
  • Maintaining and increasing productivity and well-being;
  • Personal and professional development.

„The fate of your company is in the hands of your people. Train them well. ”

(Roy Williams)