With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to be rolled back, the arrival of Mental Health Awareness Week this year is a timely one; for many of us, the last 12 months would have harmed our health and wellbeing in some way. As we look forward to a positive, brighter year, this week gives us all an opportunity to assess and understand the effect our everyday lives have on our mental health, including a return to work.
As an office design company, we have been working on a wide array of projects in the last year; all with the remit to make the workplace safe, not just physically, but mentally too. With many people working away from the office, it's understandable that they may feel anxious or ill-equipped to return.
So, in this blog, we're going to look at why health and wellbeing is important in the workplace going forwards – and how it can be shaped to attract people back and aid their working in the process.