Staff Well-being

Staff Well-being

Staff Well-being

In 2021, 82% of teachers described themselves as stressed, with 46% citing that pressures on their mental health have led to them considering leaving the profession. (Education Support Partnership, 2021).


While according to the NHS Confederation survey, 9 out of 10 of senior managers are concerned about the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the well-being of their staff and yet just 33% of NHS staff say their organization takes positive action on health and well-being (NHS Staff Survey). Equally concerning, a survey by Institute of Health and Social Care Management has revealed that 90% of social care workers don’t believe that they receive the recognition that they deserve. Staff well-being is therefore of paramount importance and vital to the success of the education, healthcare, elder care and the armed forces sectors in terms of developing the next generation of learners, giving patients the best clinical care and ensuring that all those benefiting from elder care can live their best possible life. Ensuring that staff feel both recognised and appreciated for the work they do has a positive effect on the way they feel which directly impacts on their mental health and well-being. Workplaces where staff well-being programs are in place have the following benefits:
  • Enhanced well-being — Staff feel more valued, have greater optimism and increased energy levels.
  • Better stress management — Staff become more resilient which is critical in challenging times.
  • Improved job satisfaction — Staff are more motivated when they feel appreciated.
  • Improved customer care — Staff are better equipped to give those they look after the best possible care.
TAP’s free-to-use social thanking platform is ideal for organizations starting out on their well-being journey as well as being complementary to more established workforce well-being programmes.