Global Estonian | Meaningful Talks online learning platform accelerates positive changes in employee’s mental health
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Meaningful Talks online learning platform accelerates positive changes in employee’s mental health

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According to the OECD, Estonia loses 2.8% of its GDP or €572 million every year due to mental health problems. It does not have to be this way because there is a solution.

We are used to thinking about mental health, well-being and burnout as a personal problem. But more and more organisations are realising the need to address the mental well-being of their employees to contribute to employer branding, employee retention and enhance the employee experience, resulting in increased performance and results.

The Estonian population health yearbook 2023 compiled by the Institute of Health Development (TAI) shows that employers’ awareness of health promotion has improved in recent years, but there is still insufficient action to create a health-supporting work environment.

Employers must take a holistic approach to the well-being of their employees.

The boundaries between work and personal life are difficult to understand. If a person has problems at work, they bring them home with them, and if a person has problems at home, they bring them to work. A person is a whole, and switching masks is not completely possible.

We are in a situation where the burden on health care systems is very high and we have insufficient access to mental health services. There is a big shortage of mental health professionals and the situation is getting worse because many professionals are of retirement age or will reach retirement age in the near future.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 75% of mental health disorders begin before the age of 25, 50% before the age of 15. This means that people who enter the labour market have already developed symptoms from these periods that make it difficult to cope at work. If these symptoms are not noticed and the employer does not offer support to the employee, then a problem arises in the working environment for the employee himself, the executives and the entire organisation.

Employers need to pay more attention to the prevention of the mental health problems of employees, as this is the most effective and cheapest way to create a health-supporting work environment.

This is where Meaningful Talks offers support.

Meaningful Talks is an online learning platform that accelerates positive changes in employee mental health and increases employee resilience.

Our goal is to dedicate ourselves to supporting those organisations that take the well-being and health of their people seriously and understand that the organisation is people, not processes. We want to support people and companies comprehensively and sustainably through our digital training platform.

Meaningful Talks was established in 2021. In the first two years of operation, we devoted ourselves to parents and teachers. We organised virtual conferences, webinars and video courses aimed at supporting meaningful relationships and conversations between children and parents and children and teachers.

Meaningful Talks’ online learning platform is designed to promote the mental health and well-being of employees. Through various video lectures, Meaningful Talks gives the employee the opportunity to prevent problems related to mental health and to find supporting information material to solve professional and personal life challenges. We know that many workplaces offer employees the opportunity to use the services of a psychologist, but the experience of organisations shows that many do not use this opportunity. The Meaningful Talks training platform offers employees, in addition to watching interactive video lectures, the opportunity to book an appointment with a specialist (psychologist, coach, etc.).

Through the knowledge gained on the online platform, the self-awareness of employees increases, their social and self-regulation skills improve, and their performance increases.

Our mission is to normalise mental health in the workplace and bring about a positive culture change.

As experienced entrepreneurs, we see that employee wellness is not a niche market and should include more than psychological services and sports compensation. Our vision is to create a world where employers have actionable tools and evidence-based tools to improve the mental health and well-being of their employees.

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