Did you know that 45% of all lost working days in the UK are due to ill-health and that 37% of work-related ill-health cases are down to stress?
As an employer, that may not be news to you.
But, are you aware that your legal responsibility as an employer to protect the health and safety of your people, includes protecting their MENTAL health?
Work-related stress as health and safety issue.
The HSE have identified work-related stress as a major workplace health and safety issue with significant implications for both people at work and the businesses that employ them.
In 2016 approximately 526,000 employees reported experiencing stress, depression or anxiety, either caused by, or made worse by, their job and in the same year, 12.5 million working days were lost to organisations as a result.
That’s a lot of unhappy people and as a result, a lot of unhappy businesses.
We work in partnership with organisations to reduce mental health risk through inspiring a culture of employee wellness and creating a working environment where people truly thrive, so that the organisation thrives by default.
Work-related stress defined
Work related stress is defined by the HSE as: ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work”.
The impact of work-related stress
Often people hide the challenges they experience daily and sometimes they are unaware of the reasons they are not as effective or as productive as they know they can be, and whilst the symptoms may be mild initially, if left unaddressed, they can develop into more serious clinical conditions.
These conditions can significantly impede on a persons ability to lead their life effectively, including doing their job, which potentially puts more pressure on them as well as others in the business, ultimately resulting in increased work-related stress.
The good news is that this can be prevented and that’s where we come in.
We are Mental Health experts, delivering mental health awareness and management training programmes for employers who want to ensure the cognitive, emotional and psychological well-being of their people and mitigate potentially costly mental health risk within their organisation.
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