Debut, the UK’s leading student and graduate careers app, has today released figures revealing that 70 percent of UK graduates would avoid informing prospective or new employers about their mental health issues to avoid any negative impact on their career progression and position.
Published: 22 May 2018
The research reveals that a third of UK workers (31 percent) say their employer has little or no interest in their mental health, despite the fact that a fifth (20 percent) are stressed out on a daily basis, and for almost a third (33 percent) the issue is so bad that they’re considering looking for a new role.
Published: 15 March 2018
Employers are now investing more in proactive initiatives including mental health first aid training which teaches managers and staff how to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide support and guide a person to seek professional help and gain resilience coaching.
Published: 12 February 2018
As the post-Christmas blues set in and the cold days continue, the survey of 1,200 workers sought to reveal how mental health affects professionals this Blue Monday. The study found that for 70.6% of those that suffer, their depression or anxiety can sometimes have a negative effect on their working life, while a further 17.9% said it always negatively impacts their working life.
Published: 24 January 2018
According to mental health charity Mind’s resources, “Ignoring the mental health of your staff comes at a high price. And will only make problems worse. Reduced productivity costs UK businesses up to £15.1 billion a year [and] stress and other mental health problems are the second biggest cause of work absence, accounting for 70 million lost working days every year.”
Published: 24 October 2017