This Working Life

Damien McCarthy: Investment in learning how to disconnect, and reconnect, will benefit everyone

In a rapidly changing work environment where employees may be suffering from burnout or other issues, it is essential that we educate ourselves about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

A recent survey found that the ‘always on’ culture is affecting workers and causing problems in the workplace. Picture: Getty

Damien McCarthy is chief executive and co-founder of HR Buddy, which provides human resources consultancy services to SMEs

International studies prove that wellbeing initiatives in workplaces have a positive impact on mental health. Engagement, retention, absenteeism and productivity are all positively affected by such initiatives.

This is a very important focus now, given how much the work landscape is changing and the extraordinary times that workplaces are operating in due to several factors, chief among ...