Taking your team out for lunch or after-work drinks can do wonders to boost team spirit–during the holidays or any time of year. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The holidays are here, and with all this “joy to the world” there’s also anxiety and stress. Addressing employee mental well-being has always proved a challenge, but it can feel particularly relevant during the holidays.

Thirty-eight percent of people said their stress level increases during the holidays, according to the American Psychological Association, due to factors such as lack of time and money, and family gatherings. With 56 percent of respondents experiencing the highest amount of stress while at work, the workplace isn’t immune to the holiday blues, and the levels of employee support are expected to increase around this time of year.

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