Millennials are considered an anxious generation, which is often attributed to an obsession with technology, overbearing parents and the stress that comes with trying to fit into a social media-driven world. But, according to experts, the anxiety and often depression experienced by young adults lies in uncertainty.
Published: 21 May 2018
One in three ‘sick notes’ are now for mental health problems, amid increasing levels of anxiety across Britain. “Work-related stress, depression or anxiety continues to represent a significant ill health condition in the workforce of Great Britain,” says the Health and Safety Executive, the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.
Published: 20 May 2018
Bipolar disorders can severely affect many aspects of life, including employment. Characterised by changes in mood occurring with varying degrees of rapidity, bipolar disorders can impact on an employee’s behaviour in the workplace, and so receiving the right support from their employer is essential to help them maintain a productive and fulfilling job.
Published: 6 April 2018
These are the most obvious reasons why any organisation should have a robust training programme in place. However, there is one area that is often overlooked – mental health awareness training. Thanks to high profile media campaigns around the world, awareness of mental health issues is growing, which can only be a good thing.
Published: 28 March 2018
Within every business, there will be those who suffer in silence to the point that control is lost and the very act of getting out of bed becomes utterly overwhelming. Employees are still reluctant to share mental health information with their managers or bosses, seemingly for good reason.
Published: 22 March 2018
Mental illness is a very personal thing. Whilst societal stigmas surrounding it have changed, it can still be difficult to talk about even to your nearest and dearest. Employees may be reluctant to open up if they're struggling with mental illness at work and it can be daunting to discuss gaps in CV's caused by mental illness when applying for a job.
Published: 25 February 2018
With Over 40% of workers say that winter negatively affects their mental well-being and over a third suffer from or have suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder. New survey reveals key changes to the workplace to beat the Blue Monday Blues, improve employee well-being and boost productivity.
Published: 14 January 2018
Despite growing awareness around mental health issues, many organisations struggle with a chasm between awareness and action. The fact is that for many people, mental health at work remains a taboo subject. 85 percent of UK workers believe there is a stigma attached to mental health in the workplace.
Published: 13 January 2018
The government itself unveiled plans earlier this year to 'transform' support, but despite all this, a stigma remains attached to mental health issues at work. Almost half of us know a colleague who has suffered from a mental health condition, but how many of us would actually speak to our employer about it? Indeed, would you even know who to speak to? Unfortunately the majority of us would probably answer, no.
Published: 2 January 2018
The typical statistic quoted about mental health is that 1 in 4 of us will be impacted by poor mental health in some way during our lives. Derek Tracy, Clinical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist in South London, argues that, in truth, the ratio is more like 4 in 4: every one of us will be touched by poor mental health, either directly or indirectly. When you think about mental health through that lens, then you realise that this is a subject that’s too important to be left to other people; we all have a contribution to make.
Published: 20 December 2017