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 women, employees 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 abstenteeism
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

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

Improved
Performance

Improved
Productivity

Better Staff
Retention

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 First Step
towards a mental health
strategy 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.

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 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?

Do you realize that the mental health of your employees not only has a massive impact on their lives but also on your key business goals and bottom line?

The VHI report found that the majority of Irish employees think that their employers do not actively support their emotional well-being. Moreover, the report found that mental health is a growing concern for 78% of corporate employees with 33% citing stress as a reason to leave their job and 1 in 5 admitting they missed 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 business has a huge opportunity to make a difference for your employees and improve recruitment, retention and productivity by implementing positive mental health practices in your workplace.

The VHI report also found that women, employees 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. 

A recent Ibec survey reinforced these findings and also found that 3 out of 5 employees would stay longer with an employer that’s interested in their wellness, while nearly half would leave a job that doesn’t prioritise wellness.

Employers need to realize that mental health is neither a new phenomenon nor something that is going away nor will be solved by a vaccine. 

In fact, it is getting worse.

A total of 78% of those surveyed believe mental health issues are of increasing concern, while 67% say they need to take more care of their mental health.”

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    11 million days are lost through abstenteeism per year at cost of €1.5 billion or €818 per employee (reference)

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

*** Of all corporate employees surveyed, 41% think that the amount of stress in their lives now is more than five years ago. A total of 78% of those surveyed believe mental health issues are of increasing concern, while 67% say they need to take more care of their mental health.***added above

Irish companies now need to dedicate resources and implement strategies to make a positive impact on the mental health of their employees. If you don’t take action, mental health will continue to silently impact the performance of your employees and business as a whole. By taking action, you will find improved performance, productivity and retention of staff.

And this is not solely an Irish phenomenon. 

A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion each year in lost productivity and that, for every $1 put into scaled up treatment for common mental disorders, there is a return of $4 in improved health and productivity. Yet, according to Ibec’s latest HR 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.

Each year, one in Four people in Ireland will experience anxiety, stress, depression, suicidal ideation and/or
substance abuse 

The WHO predicts that depression will become the second leading cause of global disease by 2020 (WHO)
**need updated stat

What’s the First Step to Take to Improve the Mental Health of Your Employees?

As in any form of healthcare, the first step is to investigate and assess the current health status of your employees. 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 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.

If you would like to assess the mental health status of your workforce and identify any challenges that may exist for your specific workplaces, please get in touch below

Request an Assessment

Why should you work with the Freeman Health Group

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. 

A trusted, credible professional with excellent communication and delivery skills, Joan is driven and detail-oriented with the ability to thrive in high-pressure environments. During her time at the helm of Pieta House, Joan pioneered the launch of the now globally-renowned Darkness Into Light movement which has raised over €25 million to support those who suffer from suicidal ideation, self-harm, and those who have been tragically bereaved by suicide. Joan’s ability to garner such steadfast support and unwavering loyalty to this singular objective is second to none. Her charisma and passion have helped communities – and countries – to come together to support an often heavily stigmatised cause.

In 2016, Joan’s calibre as a national leader in mental health was recognized by being nominated by the Taoiseach to become a Senator in Seanad Eireann as a voice for mental health in Ireland. Not only did this role include highlighting issues through all media platforms but also led to being elected as Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee of Future Mental Health and successfully delivered two pieces of important legislation to positively impact mental health practices in Ireland.

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. 

If you are interested in finding out how the Freeman Health Group could help your business please enquire below.

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