What makes a workplace conducive to wellness?
Wellness at work is not only on you. There are many things that can contribute to your wellness at work. The Mental Health Association (MHA) describes 10 signs of a healthy workplace, or a workplace that supports wellness, as one that includes things like good communication, productivity, accountability of both staff and management, a livable wage, even fitness.
It makes business sense for businesses to consider and promote the health of their employees. There are resources available for businesses to increase their capacity to support the health and wellness of their employees. In addition, providers can help you maintain your wellness while you are working. You might ask for or help promote a health fair for people in recovery who want to improve their health and wellness.
Below are some other resources:
Wellness Strategies: SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (Note: many of the the above links are drawn from this comprehensive resource list)
Don’t Be A Work Martyr: A LinkedIn Pulse article on taking vacation time.
Vocational Illness Management and Recovery (VIMR)
VIMR is a practitioner-led curriculum that can support people to manage their illness and wellness while working.