As part of Mental Health Week we are publishing an article a day on the subject of Mental Health and Wellbeing, following from yesterday’s post we have learnt that Mental Health is a big deal. We continue our journey by looking at some statistics.
“We’ve become a nation that is reactive, not preventative. We prescribe ‘happy pills’ in a desperate quest for a cure, when in reality the root of the problem is a lack of awareness, education and conversation.” (Bell, G. 2019)
“Mental health is still a taboo subject in the workplace. Experiencing anxiety or depression is not something we usually chat to our co-workers about over lunch. Because of this lack of discourse around the topic, we might think that mental health issues just aren’t something that affect the people we know and work with.” (Fit for Work, 2019)
The Stevenson-Farmer Review (2017) into the state of Mental Health in the workplace highlights 5 key points:
(Credit: MIND Key Insights into Stevenson-Farmer Review)
According to the report, the UK could and should be one of the leading nations in relation to mental health. If the UK prioritises mental health at work, we can become global leaders in reducing the stigma, improving the mental health of the population and providing support for those who need it, and in the process we can dramatically improve the productivity of UK-based business and the UK as a whole.
Companies need to :
How do you get it to happen?:
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