well-being guide

What’s a well-being guide?

Has your company not provided you with a well-being guide yet? Don’t worry. This article will explain why you should have one and the best way to design it according to your specific characteristics. 

Well-being guide: a wellness strategy

As you may have guessed, a well-being guide is a strategy designed by each employee to improve their psychological well-being at work. It is mainly about preventing the occurrence of severe mental health difficulties in the workplace and, if possible, making employees have a better experience in the company. 

To take care of themselves now and prevent possible problems in the future, employees need to have some basic knowledge about mental health in the workplace. Anxiety, stress, and depression are the first concepts that come to mind, but many other issues may interest them. This resource explains how to implement a good well-being guide for employees. 

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The manager’s role 

One of the critical points of any successful well-being guide is that, in addition to having the employee as the center and protagonist, they can design it with the collaboration of their manager. 

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Many things that happen at work, both in favor of our well-being and against it, have to do with the team’s functioning, the organization of tasks, and communication between colleagues and departments… 

A manager has an enormous influence on the quality of all these aspects. In addition, a good manager is the first resource of attention for all the employees under their responsibility. It is not just a matter of giving them orders or distributing the work but of being a valid interlocutor and a benchmark for enhancing well-being. 

What does a well-being guide include? 

Well-being triggers

A well-being guide is a resource that fosters well-being and not only avoids or prevents possible factors that generate psychological discomfort. 

To achieve its objective, it must allow employees to know what aspects of their work contribute to their well-being, to what extent they have room for action in a controlled and deliberate manner to enhance them, and what influences their manager has or may have in this process. 

Through a series of key questions about these areas, it is possible to map out a plan to support employee well-being. Examples of these questions can be found in the resource on designing a well-being guide

Tips to take care of your health at work

In addition to knowing what already works for you or what you think might work for you to feel better at work, a good well-being guide should include some practical and easily generalizable suggestions to any staff member on how to take care of yourself at work while preventing the effect of some psychosocial risk factors. 

Recommendations for employees and managers

Finally, a well-being guide should be helpful and educational for the employee who completes it and the manager who accompanies them in the process and participates in it. The resource we have developed at ifeel gives you more information on how the employee and their manager can get the most out of it. 

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Caring for emotional well-being in organizations

At ifeel, we believe that emotional well-being is a fundamental part of our health. Many factors can influence it, so it is essential to integrate healthy lifestyle habits inside and outside work to provide a good sense of balance

To convey this idea, our team of psychologists, experts in well-being at work, has created an emotional well-being program for companies that brings relevant benefits to the whole team, including Human Resources managers.

These managers play a fundamental role in the company’s final results. It is essential to support them to properly guide the relationship between the company and employees and ensure that it is as beneficial as possible for both. 

Are you part of your organization’s Human Resources department? That’s why, through our program, you can receive personalized, data-driven advice on improving the psychological well-being of the teams under your care. Try our program now to see how it could help you.

In addition, this program offers all employees a complete mental health care service that they can access in different ways depending on their needs. Those who wish can access an online therapy service with one of our psychologists, specialized in cases like theirs, or interact with one of our professionals to receive emotional support in a more specific circumstance that concerns them.

Of course, in our Resources section, you can find different materials, such as podcasts, HR Guides on various topics (e.g., employee experience or how to design a good HR strategy), or interviews with important HR positions. In addition, we have a Psychosocial Risk Factors Template, which you can use to comply with the requirements of the Labor Inspectorate.

We hope you found this post about ifeel’s well-being guide interesting. If you would like more information about our emotional well-being program for companies, just ask us, and we will contact your team as soon as possible.

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