Work related stress – How businesses can make the difference!

A workforce survey suggested that 51% of all work-related sickness absences from work are due to stress, anxiety and depression. So not only is there a human impact here, but there is a massive impact for businesses in terms of productivity and staff engagement. That 51% equates to 17.9 million working days lost in the UK per year.

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Should Mental Health First Aiders be Mandatory in Business?

This is actually a debate that has been around for quite some time and has been discussed in parliament and is a big focus for many of the large mental health charities who are championing for better mental health legislation. Physical first aiders are mandatory in the workplace.

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Making mental health a leadership priority

It has never been more important for businesses to really take stock of the Covid-19 pandemic and the overall impact to their business but also their staff. Absolutely there have will been discussions, investments and policies/strategies created for finance, IT, sales and marketing because of the last couple of years. But what about the health and wellbeing of your employees?

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