Yoga at work and stress management courses for workers could help reduce mental illness in the workplace, global health leaders have said.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) also said that all managers should undergo mental health training to enable them to help their employees.
The WHO, along with the International Labour Organisation, has set out new policy documents on what can be done to help improve mental health in the workplace.
The global health body’s recommendations include:
– Training mangers to support their workers’ mental health by preventing stressful work environments and responding to workers in distress.
– Improving employee awareness of mental health issues.
– Interventions “that aim to build workers’ skills in stress management” – which could include mindfulness training.
– Opportunities in the workplace for “leisure-based physical…