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Mental ill-health in UK workplaces

Mental ill-health is an ever growing problem within UK workplaces. Did you know that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year? And evidence suggests that poor mental health is responsible for almost 13% of all sickness absence days in the UK.

One of the biggest challenges with poor mental health is removing the stigma that surrounds it. Many don’t hesitate to seek help for physical pain or problem, yet so many of us ignore emotional and mental health issues – or we feel too embarrassed, confused or scared to talk about them. Happy staff equal healthier, more productive and more successful staff. Put simply, good mental health is a win-win for every employee and their organisation.

It really pays off to invest in your staff’s mental health. Research suggests that for every £1 you invest into employee mental health, you’ll receive an average of £4.20 in return! So with this in mind, more UK businesses need to start paying more attention to properly addressing mental health and removing the unfair stigma that for some reason, surrounds it.

Ethically, it’s the right thing to do! Employers that take mental health seriously and prioritise it, ensure higher engagement levels and productivity, not to mention the reduced absence rates and retention of talent!

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