With 57% of students surveyed admitting the first year after graduating was a challenge (via the City Mental Health Alliance), post-university mental health issues are more commonplace than you might think, so why is no one talking about them?https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/a22670900/post-university-depression/#new_tab
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Almost 30% of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off due to mental illness, a survey by BCC and Aviva has revealed, suggesting that the issue of mental health is becoming less of a taboo topic for employers and employees.
The survey of over 1,000 business leaders across the UK also found that 33% of them have noticed an increase in the length of time that staff are taking off due to mental health issues.https://www.covermagazine.co.uk/cover/news/3060843/mental-health-at-work-becoming-less-taboo-bcc-and-aviva#new_tab
According to Mind, approximately one in four people experience a mental health problem in the UK each year. After attending a selection of mental health events at Confed18, NHE’s Daniel Broadley asks: why don’t we give mental health as much attention as physical health?
During his talk, Paul Farmer revealed that mental health problems cost the UK economy an estimated £99bn a year (through such things as lost output and employer and NHS cost) and roughly 300,000 people leave work every year because of a mental health condition. Within the NHS, it costs an average of £2,000-£2,200 per NHS worker annually – higher than any other part of the public sector.
Nigel Jones, chair of City Mental Health Alliance, told the story of a senior banker and his experience of suffering mental health problems. It had devastating effects on his family and work, but he also spoke of the amazing care he received. Jones revealed that by telling his story openly, he was given the job at his next interview rather than discriminated against. He went on to become, and still is, a leading member of the UK banking industry.http://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Comment/mental-health-a-quiet-revolution-#new_tab
Former England rugby union player Will Greenwood has become the latest sporting celebrity to back Legal & General’s ‘Not a Red Card’ campaign. The initiative was launched to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace and encourage businesses to take action to protect their employees’ mental health.https://bestadvice.co.uk/will-greenwood-supporting-lg-mental-health-campaign/#new_tab
In recent years, the issue of mental health has become more openly talked about. By having honest discussions, the UK has started to remove the barriers that made mental health a taboo subject. But we have a long way to go before mental health is talked about in the same way as physical health.http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/07/24/mental-health-is-a-key-boardroom-issue-for-the-city/#new_tab
A study of depression in the workplace across 15 countries by Personal Social Services Research Unit has found that managerial mental health support is directly associated with less absenteeism and more presenteeism. Published in BMJ Open, the report said ‘manager reactions’ are ‘at least as important as country financial resources’. ‘This study highlights the importance of effective policies and practices which help managers to actively support employees with depression, including strategies…https://www.covermagazine.co.uk/cover/news/3036518/bmj-open-workplace-programmes-improve-mental-health-and-productivity#new_tab
In recent years, the issue of mental health has become more openly talked about. By having honest discussions, the UK has started to remove the barriers that made mental health a taboo subject. But we have a long way to go before mental health is talked about in the same way as physical health.http://www.cityam.com/289603/city-can-help-employees-have-better-mental-health-and#new_tab
The City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA) has launched a toolkit that aims to help businesses to become mentally healthy workplaces.
The recommendations in the Guide to Thriving at Work are mapped against the Thriving at Work standards laid out in the Stevenson Farmer review of mental health and employees, commissioned by the Prime Minister in 2017.https://www.healthinsurancedaily.com/health-insurance/product-area/occupational-health/article485918.ece#new_tab