Mental Health in the Workplace

Every day lost to work-related stress, depression, anxiety or serious mental health conditions carries a business cost.

  • Stress, depression, or anxiety accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health cases and 54% of all working days lost due to ill health across Great Britain’s workforce in 2018/19 (Health and Safety Executive, 2019)
  • Approximately 17.5 million working days were lost in 2018 due to mental health-related sickness absence (ONS Labour Force Survey, 2018)
  • Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year – the equivalent of £1300 for every employee in the UK (Mental Health First Aid England, 2018)

Productivity measures across national economies have captivated the attention of policy makers and leaders alike.

Ultimately though, the source of productivity is down to the individual to get things done every day, and the evidence is clear: people perform better when they’re happy and supported.

Whether people are in a small start-up business or an established enterprise or organisation, studies show that people are more productive and creative when they have more positive emotions.

Mental health and wellbeing in a business setting are intrinsically linked.

We will work with you to develop and deliver training that gives your people the confidence and the tools to support themselves and each other. We work with you collaboratively, to enhance your existing wellbeing strategy – or, if you don’t yet have one, to guide and support you to get started.

To learn more about our training courses, click here.

Contact us

For more information, email training@bristolmind.org.uk, or call us on 0117 980 0370.