Resources Guides 19.12.17

Mental health awareness in the workplace

Mental health issues cost the world economy an estimated £1.6 trillion a year according to the Mental Health Foundation (2015). The cost is greater than cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer and diabetes on their own.

Organisations should strive to establish channels of communication that make people comfortable to open up about mental health. This could be simply having someone within HR or a trained staff member on-site, who can offer non-judgemental support and refer the individual for specialist advice if required. Managers should not attempt to provide advice or remedies…