Mental health vs mental fitness: Why workplaces must shift their approach

A quick summary:

Today's guest is Jana Dowling, founder of Arkeo, an app launching in October that empowers individuals and organisations to take control of their mental fitness.  Arkeo is one of those innovations which truly has the power to transform how we live our lives. People usually feel quite helpless when it comes to taking care of their mental health, however, what if we could actually start tracking it, working on it, improving it? Wouldn’t that make everyone feel a little more, in control?

In this episode, Jana shares how individuals and companies can benefit from tracking mental fitness. We discuss existing challenges in the mental health area, and why a different approach is necessary. We also deep-dive into future trends in this space: will mental health support become an expectation in the workplace? Where can you draw the line between what is the employees’ and what is the employers’ responsibility? All of that and more in the following conversation.

About Heka's Wellness Warriors at Work podcast:

Heka is on a mission to make employees feel valued and we know that organisational change starts at the top. This is why we’ve created the Wellness Warriors at Work community, the UK’s first professional community providing the tools, knowledge and inspiration to human-focused leaders who prioritise employee health and wellbeing.

Our bi-weekly podcast is part of our efforts to change the narrative of traditional, “box-ticking” benefits, and truly start inspiring happier, healthier humans. In this space, we champion human-focused leaders and feature wellness warriors supporting inclusion, wellbeing and employee empowerment at the workplace.

If you’re a wellness warrior or know of anyone who has gone above and beyond to promote workplace wellness, get in touch and we’ll feature you in our upcoming episodes.