SG World USA strives to help you make a difference with solutions that make safety visible. However, this month we’re acknowledging the side of safety that you can’t always see.
Mental health is a key factor in the foundation of Safety culture. As leaders, it’s important for us to put effort into both the physical safety and mental health of our people.
In recognition of mental health Awareness Month, we’re sharing insight into three areas where supervisors can identify changes in the mental health of their employees.
As supervisors, it’s important for us to pay attention to the habits of our employees. Changes in time management, teamwork spirit, and work ethic may be indicators that an individual is struggling with mental health.
The attitude of our team members can be a direct reflection of their wellbeing. Look out for changes in positive and negative attitudes.
Lastly, it’s important to pay attention to how individuals carry themselves. Someone struggling with mental health may begin to behave differently. For example, you notice someone who normally comes to work with joy and excitement starts to have a more negative mindset.
Recognizing changes in mental health at work can be challenging, but it all starts with awareness. Understanding the different ways that mental health issues present themselves can better help you identify them within your team.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, or for more information regarding Mental Health, please visit the following organizations:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 2 for Spanish)
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (to connect with a Crisis Counselor)
Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental Health America | Homepage | Mental Health America (mhanational.org)
CIASP - Home Page (preventconstructionsuicide.com)