April is Stress Awareness Month, and at EFAB Industrial Solutions, we believe that supporting our employees’ well-being is crucial to our success. Stress is a natural response to pressure, but excessive stress can have a negative impact on our bodies, emotions, and performance. As an employer, we have a responsibility to create a healthy and positive work environment that supports our employees during stressful times.
In this article, we’ll explore how EFAB Industrial Solutions is taking practical steps to support our employees’ well-being during Stress Awareness Month and beyond. From investing in better workspaces to encouraging healthy habits, we’re committed to helping our employees feel their best.
Investing in Improving Workspaces
We recognise that the work environment has a significant impact on employee well-being. That’s why we’re investing in improving our office, fabrication shop, and outdoor spaces at EFAB. By creating safer, more comfortable, and more welcoming environments to work in, we hope to reduce stress levels and increase productivity.
Encouraging Healthy Eating and Exercise
At EFAB, we understand that a healthy lifestyle is key to managing stress. We encourage our employees to eat healthily, stay hydrated, and engage in regular exercise. We’re doing lots of small things to promote healthy habits, such as our healthy eating challenge, free fruit Mondays, and occasional food treats.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental health is a critical component of overall well-being. That’s why over 10% of EFAB employees are fully-trained Mental Health First Aiders. These employees are trained to recognise signs of distress, provide initial support, and guide individuals to professional help when necessary. We’re also working to ensure that every office, site, and location has at least one trained Mental Health First Aider in the near future. By prioritising mental health, we’re creating a supportive and compassionate workplace culture that recognises the importance of seeking help when needed.
Small Things Can Make a Difference
This month, we want our employees to focus on the small things that can make a big difference in reducing stress levels. Some of these things include reducing email time, taking regular breaks, engaging in physical activity throughout the day, talking about feelings with colleagues, and prioritising tasks with a ‘to-do’ list.
By encouraging small changes in behaviour, we hope to empower our employees to take control of their stress levels and improve their overall well-being.
At EFAB Industrial Solutions, we recognise the importance of supporting our employees’ well-being during Stress Awareness Month and beyond. By investing in better workspaces, promoting healthy habits, prioritising mental health, and encouraging small changes in behaviour, we’re creating a workplace culture that values and supports employee well-being. We believe that by taking care of our employees, we’re creating a stronger and more successful company.