Positive mental health and wellbeing at work are key to a successful business.
Poor mental health is estimated to cost UK employers up to £42 billion each year. 1
The various legal obligations employers hold in relation to supporting employees experiencing poor mental health are set out in Health and Safety at Work Legislation, Equality Legislation and in Common Law.2
In 2017, the Prime Minister requested an independent review into how employers can better support the mental health of all people currently in employment. Within the subsequently published Thriving at Work review, the most important recommendation made was that all employers, regardless of size or industry, should adopt ‘mental health core standards’ that lay basic foundations for an approach to workplace mental health. The Government reiterated the importance of this in a parliamentary debate on 17th January 2019.
The benefits of implementing such an intervention are significant
– Improved workplace morale
– Healthier, happier and increasingly satisfied employees
– Reduced presenteeism and absenteeism
– Increased productivity
– Return on investment
– Protection from reputational damage and the costs of litigation
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A Mental Health Strategy Framework
It has been recommended in the Thriving at Work Review that all employers, regardless of size or industry, should adopt ‘mental health core standards’
Our PDF document ‘Mental Health is Everyone’s Business’ provides helpful guidance on how to do this. This can be downloaded today.
Mental Health Awareness Training
Our online training can reach individuals and whole organisations in a time and cost effective way.
Our face to face training supports managers and leaders to develop a greater level of understanding and meet their legal obligations.
Mental Health Business Consultation
It can be difficult to find the time to prioritise and focus on developing a meaningful mental health strategy for your organisation.
We work with organisations to support the assessment of needs, challenges, areas of good practice and the development of bespoke mental health plans and policies.