“Our research shows that people still feel the stigma of discussing mental health in the workplace, fearing they will be seen as ‘unprofessional’ if they do disclose a mental health issue. That’s why, one year on from when we called for a law change to make mental health first aid mandatory in the workplace, we have expanded the range of recommended actions employers can take.
“We spend a third of our lives at work and we can’t leave our mental health at the door – it’s essential businesses get this right.” – Natasha Devon MBE
Did you know:
More young people than ever are struggling with stress.
51% of adults who felt stressed reported feeling depressed, and 61% reported feeling anxious.
95% of employees calling in sick with stress gave a different reason.
9 out of 10 people in the workplace say they wouldn’t tell people at work if they are experiencing problems with their mental health.
Presenteeism is estimated to cost businesses at least one and a half times as much as absenteeism.
Around half of all long-term sick leave in the UK is due to stress, depression and anxiety.
Open and supportive workplaces benefit everyone - employees, employers and the bottom line.