Better mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year. Improving the mental health in your staff will reduce sick days and improve productivity. Win – Win!
Undiagnosed ill mental health
One-sixth of the working age population experience symptoms associated with mental ill health such as sleep problems, irritability and worry which can affect a person’s ability to function adequately (Office for National Statistics, 2001).
Sickness days attributed to mental health
Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions. This can be significantly reduced by better supporting the mental health of your staff.
Actively maintain a positive environment
Play your part as an employer to ensure your staff are able to maintain good mental health. A positive environment is able to improve a persons mindset, enabling them to think more optimistically.