What is mental health?

An essential facet of health and well-being, mental health is a state of mental well-being that gives people the means to cope with stress, fulfill their potential, learn, thrive, build relationships and contribute to the world around them.

Why is mental health important?

Mental health affects how individuals think, feel and act. It also helps determine how they handle stress, relate to others and make choices, ultimately determining their ability to be happy, productive and well-adjusted in the workplace and beyond.

Warning signs of someone struggling with their mental health

  • Untypical interactions and behavior
  • Ongoing diminished work performance
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Uncharacteristic or untidy appearance
  • Higher error and accident rate
  • Frequent absence
  • Withdrawal
  • Changes in working patterns
  • Irrational fears, paranoia, or anxiety
  • Substance use/misuse
  • Frequent apologies for unfinished work


How nilo.health can help

Building a culture where conversations about mental health are the norm and leaders model mental health-friendly behavior is the single most important preventative step an organization can take.

The nilo.health program “Talking about mental health at work” gives leaders and managers valuable advice on recognizing the signs of mental health struggle, reaching out to employees when there is cause for concern and responding when approached by an employee. Additionally, programs such as “Address your stress” and “Fix your work-life balance” help educate staff on early intervention practices and prioritize wellness.

One-on-one psychological support and webinars and group sessions on critical topics, such as mental health hygiene and mindfulness, round out nilo.health’s offering.

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