In honor of Mental Health Month this May, the conversation surrounding mental wellness at work is heating up as more companies recognize the value of improving their employees’ mental health.
And as co-founder of a corporate wellness company, I couldn’t be happier about it. I come to work every day with the mission of helping employees across all industries take better care of their bodies and minds, right at work.
The trouble is, many HR departments and workplace wellness programs are solely dedicated to improving employees’ physical health, with mental health as an afterthought. But health is much more than just a number of a scale or a lowered risk of chronic disease. Overall health should include not only the body but also the mind and spirit as well.
Now’s the time to be proactive about promoting mental wellness in your workplace. The first step? Finding out your how your employees currently feel about mental wellness. An anonymous survey can be a great tool to learn more about how your company is currently helping employees handle stress and other mental health issues at work.
Here’s a sample survey that you can send to your employees, using a tool like Typeform, SurveyMonkey, or Google Forms.
Sample Employee Wellness Survey
We’re dedicated to making workplace wellness a priority, and want to get your thoughts on how we’re
doing so far and how we can improve. Below is a completely anonymous survey about your wellness at work.
1) On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most positive), how would you rate your overall well-being levels when you’re at work?
2) On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest), how would you rate your stress levels at work?
3) Do you feel like your employer currently aids in stress management?
4) Would you be interested in having access to more mental health resources at work? (such as meditation sessions, mindfulness classes, stress reduction workshops, etc.)
5) Do you feel like you can talk to someone or ask for help with mental or physical health issues at work?
6) How would you describe your interpersonal relationships with co-workers?
7) How would you describe your work-life balance?
8) How many hours outside the office do you devote to work projects?
9) How could your employer help improve your work-life balance?
10) On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most positive), how would you rate your physical health?
11) How could your company help you improve your physical health? (i.e. convenient fitness classes at work, healthier eating options at work, more information about healthy living, etc.)
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, Fitspot is diving deep into mental wellness at work in our “Be Well with Fitspot” content series. Get the free e-book here!