Esports players are often under immense pressure to perform at their best, with the fear of failure looming over them. They must endure long hours of practice, competition, and travel, which can take a toll on their mental and physical well-being. With esports being a relatively new industry, the discussion around mental health has only recently begun. However, the need to address this issue is more crucial than ever.
The connection between esports and mental health
Esports can be a high-stress and demanding environment, and players can experience burnout, physical health issues, and social isolation. These issues can lead to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. In addition, esports players may be at increased risk of addiction due to the nature of the industry.
Esports and stress
Esports players face high-pressure situations, intense competition, and the need to perform at their best. This can lead to stress and anxiety, which can negatively affect mental health.
Esports and burnout
Esports players can also experience burnout from long hours of training and competition. This can lead to physical and mental exhaustion and affect overall well-being.
Esports and physical health
Esports athletes may spend long hours sitting in front of a computer screen, which can lead to physical health issues such as eyestrain and back pain. These problems can affect overall health and exacerbate existing mental health issues.
Esports and social isolation
Esports athletes can spend a significant amount of time training and competing, which can lead to social isolation and a lack of connection with other people. This can have a negative impact on mental health and well-being.
Why it is important to pay attention to mental health
Prioritizing mental health is important for both the company and the employees. At BRAZY, we believe that companies that prioritize mental health are more likely to have happy, productive employees who are less likely to experience burnout or turnover, which is what matters most to us. In addition, employees who feel supported in their mental health issues are more likely to be more engaged and motivated.
Benefits for the company
By prioritizing mental health, we improve employee retention, increase productivity, and reduce healthcare costs. In addition, companies that prioritize mental health are more likely to attract top talent.
We can confidently say that this has already been proven in practice!
Benefits for employees
Employees who feel supported in the area of mental health are more likely to be productive, engaged and motivated. Additionally, employees who prioritize their mental health are more likely to experience positive outcomes, such as better relationships and greater life satisfaction.
BRAZY strategies to support mental health
At BRAZY, we support mental health by integrating a system of benefits and mental health resources, promoting work-life balance, encouraging social connections, and providing support for addiction.
In addition, we support social connections through team building and resource groups for employees. We recognize that social support is important for mental health and encourage our employees to build connections with their colleagues.
Finally, we provide support for addiction through our employee assistance program. We understand that addiction can have a significant impact on mental health and overall well-being, and we want to ensure that our employees have access to the support they need.
Esports can be a high-stress and demanding environment, and mental health issues are a common problem for players. However, by prioritizing mental health, companies can create a supportive and productive workplace that benefits both the company and its employees. Our company is committed to prioritizing employee well-being, and we encourage other companies to do the same.