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Sharp increase in workplace mental health issues

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.

Contributor: Mark Witte | Published: 12 February 2018

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One third of UK professionals suffer from depression or anxiety

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. 

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 24 January 2018

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Perceptions of mental health, the silent menace in the workplace

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.”

Contributor: Paul Drew | Published: 24 October 2017