Posts Categorized: Mental Health

HOW WE SHOULD THINK about mental health at work

‘The correct way to view mental health is that we all have it and we fluctuate between thriving, struggling and being ill and possibly off work. People with poor mental health including common mental health problems and severe mental illness can be in any of these groups. An individual can have a serious mental health… Read more »

THE VISION on mental health at work for all employers

In 10 years’ time all companies, whatever their size, will be: Equipped with awareness and tools to not only address but prevent mental ill-health caused or worsened by work. Equipped to support individuals with a mental health condition to thrive. Aware of how to get access to timely help to reduce sickness absence caused by… Read more »

THE FACTS on mental health at work

More people than ever before are at work with mental health conditions. 15% have symptoms of an existing mental health condition. 300,000 employees with a long-term mental health problem lose their jobs each year – it’s a much higher rate than for those with physical health conditions. The annual cost to employers is between £33… Read more »

Lonely among so many friends

Older people aren’t the only ones who are lonely. A lot has been written about how more older people are living alone and becoming isolated. But what’s not so frequently reported is how younger people – with multiple ‘friends’ online and seemingly endless texting – can feel just as alone. In fact, it can be… Read more »