Does your company want to attract the best people, maximize their productivity and retain them for longer to enhance your business growth?

Does your company want to attract the best people, maximize their productivity and retain them for longer to enhance your business growth?

Did you know?

The VHI Health Insights Report on Mental Health in the Corporate Workplace found that more than one in five corporate employees feel extremely or very stressed.

0 %

Of corporate employees feel that mental health is a growing concern

0 %

Cited stress as a reason to leave their job

0 %

Admit missing work days due to stress, anxiety and depression

The mental health of your employees has a massive but often silent impact on your business performance.

Your employees mental health not only has a massive impact on their lives but also on your key business goals and bottom line.

The VHI report also found that female employees, those in the technology sector and those under 34 are most likely to worry about mental health. 

Half of those surveyed feel they must disguise the stress they feel at work to maintain their career prospects.

Of All Corporate Employees Surveyed

0 %

Think that the amount of stress in their lives now is more than five years ago

77 %

Believe mental health issues are of increasing concern

65 %

Say they need to take more care of their mental health

11 Million

days are lost through absenteeism
per year at cost of €1.5 billion
or €818 per employee

A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion each year in lost productivity

Return On 'Interest'

For every $1 put into scaled up treatment for common mental disorders there is a return of $4

Yet, according to Ibec’s latestHR Update Survey, only 1% of Irish companies named staff wellness as a priority for 2019

It’s clear that Irish businesses have not prioritised promoting positive mental health and may not even realize the impact that the poor mental health of their employees and the lack of positive mental health practices are having on their overall business performance.

There is a massive opportunity for Irish business to improve their own performance but also attract the highest-quality employees going forward by implementing structured mental health strategies and becoming known as a company that prioritizes the mental health of their employees.

Implementing Structured Mental Health Strategies



Better Staff

We offer a confidential, anonymous, mental health assessment for companies who want to discover the overall mental health state of their workforce in a way that makes employees comfortable sharing their real feelings.

The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Mental health

How are your staff coping with the mental health impact of this pandemic? 

What could you change in your work practices to lessen the mental health impact of this pandemic? 

Could any of your new work practices be worsening the mental health impact of this pandemic? 

These statistics and surveys were carried out before the most dramatic upheaval that was ever forced upon your workforce, the coronavirus pandemic. 

As the coronavirus pandemic rapidly sweeps across the world, it is inducing a considerable degree of fear, worry and concern in the population at large but also has led to unprecedented social disruption and change in work practices. 

While we don’t know the exact extent of the coronavirus impact on the populations’ mental health at this stage, we do know it will be significant and long-lasting. 

The World Health Organization states that, “In public mental health terms, the main psychological impact to date is elevated rates of stress or anxiety. But as new measures and impacts are introduced – especially quarantine and its effects on many people’s usual activities, routines or livelihoods – levels of loneliness, depression, harmful alcohol and drug use, and self-harm or suicidal behaviour are also expected to rise.” 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, stressed the cumulative impact of stress, grief, and anxiety. “Unless we act now to address the mental health needs associated with the pandemic, there will be enormous long-term consequences for families, communities and societies.”

Every company should be examining and assessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health of their workforce but also discovering ways to alter work practices to help lessen the burden. 

Our Mental Health Assessment for your business

The mental health assessment provides a comprehensive analytical report that outlines the findings from the reports and we provide recommendations for your company based on these results. The assessment will take your employees approximately 25 minutes to complete online and we will provide our analytical report within two weeks of completion.

The Freeman Health Group was founded by internationally-acclaimed mental health activist and founder of Pieta House, Joan Freeman. An experienced, driven, and passionate mental health activist with almost 20 years of experience, Joan is known nationally and internationally, originally as a social entrepreneur, having grown Pieta House into one of the leading mental health organizations in Ireland with over 180 employees, then more recently as a Senator in Dáil Eireann and Presidential Candidate.

By working with the Freeman Health Group, your company and employees will benefit from the knowledge and experience of our expert team led by Joan Freeman.

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