From Stressed to Best: TFS’s Vision for a Mental Health-Positive Workspace
On this World Mental Health Day, TFS HealthScience stands proud of its dedication to employee wellbeing. As the world grapples with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies like ours have a responsibility more than ever to address mental health, an issue that is too often overlooked.
Our commitment to employee mental health isn’t a fleeting campaign. It’s an ongoing promise to our team. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone, impacting their ability to cope with daily life. At TFS, we understand the importance of supporting those battling mental health issues, whether they fall into recognized categories like OCD, schizophrenia, and depression, or lie on a spectrum that’s not always easy to define.
Partnering with Unmind: Tools for Mental Wellness
To ensure that our team has access to the best resources, since 2022, we’ve collaborated with Unmind, a leading mental health platform. With their aid, we offer tools and guidance to bolster our employees’ wellbeing.
Unmind offers solutions for a variety of challenges, from stress and sleep to growth and relaxation. The platform’s insights into boosting workplace performance, enhancing focus, and managing finances are invaluable. But what truly sets our partnership apart is our unique initiative that allows our employees to invite a friend or family member to use all of Unmind’s tools without any charge.
“Our capacity to enjoy every single aspect of our lives relies on several things, and our mental wellbeing is one of them. Companies must address it openly, supporting their employees, and taking actions to promote it.”
Learning & Development Manager
Mental Health Post-COVID: Current Climate & Insights
The pandemic has amplified the urgency of addressing mental health. A 2023 report on workplace mental health trends revealed a staggering statistic: mental ill-health costs the global economy approximately one trillion US dollars annually. But beyond the figures are the human stories, tales of friends, coworkers, and loved ones grappling with profound challenges.
TFS is on the frontline, ready to combat this crisis. We’re arming our teams with data-driven strategies, cultivating psychologically safe cultures, and ensuring that our financial health resources are ready to aid those facing economic hardships.
Building a Better Future: The Role of HR
At TFS, our Human Resources team is not just about hiring and policies. They’re instrumental in shaping our business strategy, making them crucial in our fight for better mental health in the workplace. A notable 97% of HR leaders feel that there’s a growing expectation for the workplace itself to drive positive mental health. TFS is committed to meeting this expectation head-on.
As we mark World Mental Health Day, we reiterate our unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of our employees. At TFS, we’re not just in the business of healthcare, but we also care deeply about the health of our staff. We urge other companies to take the mantle and make mental health a priority. Because every step we take in this direction not only makes our workplaces healthier but also creates a ripple effect that can change the world.