Did you know that 45% of all lost working days are due to ill-health in the UK 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?
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 488,000 employees reported experiencing stress, either caused by, or made worse by, their job and 11.7 million working days were lost to businesses due to anxiety and depression.
That’s a lot of unhappy people and as a result, a lot of unhappy businesses.
Work-related stress is defined bythe HSE as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work”. 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 like anxiety and depression.
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 a collaboration of Health and Safety and Mental Health experts, delivering mental health risk assessments and management and training programmes for employers, who want to ensure the psychological wellbeing of their people and mitigate potentially costly health and safety risk within their business.
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