Mental Health in the workplace

Following Theresa May’s statement on Monday 9th January 2017, which stated that there will be review on improving support around Mental Health in the workplace, Mental Health will be a focus for many employers. Some research from MIND confirms that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers:

  • More than one in five (21 per cent) agreed that they had called in sick to avoid work when asked how workplace stress had affected them
  • 14 per cent agreed that they had resigned and 42 per cent had considered resigning when asked how workplace stress had affected them
  • 30 per cent of staff disagreed with the statement ‘I would feel able to talk openly with my line manager if I was feeling stressed’
  • 56 per cent of employers said they would like to do more to improve staff well-being but don't feel they have the right training or guidance

Mind