Health and Safety Executive found that 526,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression, or anxiety between 2016/17, which in on a steady increase. In addition, 12.5 million working days were lost for the same reasons. Because it’s a legal requirement for businesses to encourage mental health wellbeing in the workplace, it’s important to get employers involved with supporting employees with mental health problems.
Providing mental health support at work is essential for any business, and the main benefits of workplace mental health training and support include:
Meeting your duty of care and legislative obligations
Saving at least 30% of the cost of lost production, reducing staff turnover
Reducing sickness absence
Creating resilient, mentally healthy workplaces
Reducing stigma towards mental health
Creating open communication among your workforce