Employers and workplaces can no longer consider themselves uninvolved in the topic of mental health and wellbeing. As social bubbles continue to remain small, most of us achieve most of our human contact through day-to-day remote work interactions.
The pandemic continues to disrupt many industries and this is especially true in the space of coaching and counselling. It’s important for employers to recognize human connection, support and empathy directed toward their employees are more important this year than ever before.
Raechel Pefanis is a certified professional coach, certified CBT EMDR therapist, instructor, and supervisor. She runs Red Maple Coaching and Counseling and will be joining Dr. Melissa Horne for a second feature in our next episode of Just One Q.
Raechel states it is imperative workplaces address questions of mental health, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, because:
More so now than ever, employees are thinking about how to protect and preserve their mental health. Many organizations have successfully pivoted toward remote workspaces and environments. The next step is to improve the warmness of our teams as we head into colder months.