Post-crisis mental health !

Healthy mental health is more than the absence of mental disorders. In fact, it is above all about well-being that is at the same time emotional, psychic and cognitive.

Mental health and crisis

Lately, mental health has been strained. Indeed, worry, fear and uncertainty about the current situation has dramatically increased the level of stress and anxiety. Which, in the long run, without treatment or awareness, can cause much deeper disorders with far-reaching consequences. The most common mental disorders can be emotional, behavioral, memory, thinking or hallucinations.

mental health and crisis

Moreover, the social isolation caused by the lockdowns has worsened the mental health of those already in pain and developed it in others. Indeed, the upheaval of daily life has created a lot of frustration for some people. In addition, the dissemination of sometimes true, sometimes false, information through social media does nothing to alleviate the paranoia, which only increases over time.

Mental health, crisis and work

The mental health of employees is a growing concern for companies in Belgium. Indeed, it plays a major role in the workplace. On the one hand, much of absenteeism stems from poor mental health. On the other hand, the diagnosis of the first signs of burnout as well as a psychological and social follow-up of the worker could prevent the majority of burnout cases.

The health crisis requiring teleworking in most occupations has therefore tested the mental health of a large number of workers. Indeed, this situation was complicated to manage for a large part of people because, in addition to the difficulties of daily life, it was necessary to manage the problems linked to the crisis. One consequence of teleworking has been to remove the line between private and professional life, thus considerably complicating workers’ lives.

Brain process

If we do not take action on mental health today, we risk facing a psychological wave that will have disastrous long-term repercussions, both in the world of work and in private life. Aside from the financial aspect, which will be significant, these repercussions are likely to spread from generation to generation.

Act on the mental health of workers

good mental health

In order to act on the mental health of workers and avoid the negative consequences associated with it, it is first of all essential to put in place prevention policies. These will have the effect of reducing the sources of mental health problems. To do this, it is necessary, first of all, to adapt the work to people, that is to say to improve the content of the work and the environment, to clarify the roles or to make explicit the demands and expectations. Then, prevention policies such as actions facilitating the reconciliation of private life / professional life or training on stress will allow workers to reduce the factors detrimental to their mental health.

However, if mental health problems already exist, it is important to be able to diagnose them. Indeed, a rapid and effective diagnosis will allow action plans to be put in place as quickly as possible to avoid irreversible consequences. Among these action plans, we find in particular an increase in resources, the development of adapted coping capacities, coaching, staff information and training, the establishment of health programs, etc.

Why Balencio?

Balencio is a human capital risk management platform. Using Balencio therefore means preventing occupational risks by diagnosing them. Indeed, in order to put in place effective action plans to prevent mental health risks, it is important to know their origins. Thanks to Balencio, this is possible !