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26% of employees with poor mental health issues blame work

Makbool Javaid

Over one in four (26 per cent) of employees experiencing poor mental health said that this was due to problems at work according to data released by Mind, the mental health charity. The study of over 15,000 employees, released to coincide with Mind’s inaugural Workplace Wellbeing Index Awards, suggests that staff have good mental health at work, but where it wasn’t good, they felt their workplace was a contributory factor, with 26% saying that this was due to problems at work. However, of those staff who had disclosed poor mental health at work, 53% said they felt supported, 72% said they’d been made aware of the support tools such as Employee Assistance Programmes, counselling, staff support network or informal buddying systems, and 56% were offered reasonable adjustments or support, such as changes to hours worked or the nature of some of their duties.

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