EMPLOYEE MENTAL WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

DREMIK  On-Site Covid-19 Mental Wellbeing Centre

COVID-19 and the Law

Our Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation places a duty on every employer to maintain as far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of its employees.  Indeed, the recently introduced SANS 45001 standard dealing with Occupation Health and Safety management in South Africa, which was introduced in August 2018, specifically acknowledges that an organisation’s duty on workplace safety includes the promotion and protection of both its workers’ physical and mental health.

As the coronavirus pandemic rapidly sweeps across the world, it is inducing a considerable degree of fear, worry and concern in the population at large.

In public mental health terms, the main psychological impact to date is elevated rates of stress or anxiety. But as new measures and impacts are introduced – especially quarantine and its effects on many people’s usual activities, routines or livelihoods – levels of loneliness, depression, financial, has led to suicides and GBV (Gender Based Violence) has far gone pandemic proportion and the increase of SEXUAL HARASSMENT, BULLYING AND VICTIMISATION in the Workplace.

DREMIK  On-Site Covid-19 Mental Wellbeing Centre

How the introduction of an Internal Mental Wellbeing Centre will be of benefit to companies and all their employees

  • This will confirm that your organisation have their employee’s wellbeing at heart and will be evolving in the “new world”, protecting your employee’s mental wellness in totality, ensuring resourcefulness in the workplace.
  • Dremik works in conjuction with your Human Resources Department and / or Executive Management.
  • Cost saving to the organisation as the mental wellness centre will be on-site and managed directly.
  • This promotes the workplace to be that of a “Safe Haven” with immediate mental care on site.