Why encouraging ‘My whole self’ in the workplace is important

My whole self

When people are able to bring their whole selves to work, they are more likely to experience a sense of belonging and fulfilment in their roles which has a positive impact on employee well-being. Mental Health First Aid England‘s initiative, My Whole Self Day, campaigns for workplace culture change, and offers advice to encourage people to be able to bring their authentic selves to work.

Break the stigma

Mental health is influenced by various factors, including personal experiences, cultural background, and individual identities. By encouraging employees to bring their whole selves to work, organisations can create a more supportive and understanding atmosphere, where people feel comfortable discussing their mental health challenges without fear of judgement or stigma.

Offer mental health support

A culture that encourages open conversation plays a crucial role in people’s mental wellbeing at work. Creating an environment where people can speak openly about how they feel can help people struggling with mental health issues feel less isolated. As well as considering ways to create an open and supportive atmosphere in your workplace, our helpline provides a valuable, free resource for employees to seek help 24/7, 365 days a year.

Celebrate diversity and inclusion

Embracing a ‘whole self’ approach supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace. By celebrating differences in backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, organisations can leverage the unique strengths of each person. To help further, Mental Health First Aid England has great free resources including the new, My Whole Self: Guide to creating inclusive workplace cultures.

It starts with a conversation

The Printing Charity’s free, confidential helpline is available to support workplace mental wellbeing. The helpline offers practical advice and guidance alongside 24/7/365 emotional support for anyone in the print, paper, packaging, graphics and publishing sectors. Please get in touch with us to find out more about the service and how to provide it for your staff.

Get in touch

If you, or someone you know needs support, or you’d like to know more about our free, confidential helpline, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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