Despite the greater awareness about the need to pay attention to the psychological, as well as the physical, aspects of people’s health and wellbeing at work, our survey shows that there is some way to go before the majority of employers develop a robust framework in this area. If people have good mental health, and feel supported during times of poor mental health, they will feel more motivated, engaged and productive at work. Employers cannot afford to ignore people’s mental health in the workplace.
Our report, Employee Outlook: Focus on mental health in the workplace, found that more than three people in 10 (31%) have experienced mental health problems while in employment. This figure is higher for female employees at 36% and 46% in respect of people working in the voluntary sector. Find out more about employee attitudes to mental health at work, and the areas where employers can improve their support.
While these findings are based on UK data, the broader trends and implications should be of interest wherever you are based.
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