World Mental Health Day – 10 October

Today is World Mental Health Day. At least one in six workers experiences common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. Work is often one of the biggest causes of stress in people’s lives. *

With this in mind we’ve listed some useful resources employers and managers can access to support their staff and colleagues mental health. 

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The average person in Britain says “I’m fine” at least 14 times a day, according to research conducted by the Mental Health Foundation, but how often do they actually mean it?”

Time to Change are encouraging people to #AskTwice if someone replies with “fine thanks”.

Find out more about how your organisation can get involved in Time to Change ‘Ask Twice’ campaign


*According to research by Mental Health charity Mind


Mental Health Awareness Week

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This years campaign lead by the Mental Health Foundation is focusing on stress.

According to a new survey from the charity, over the past year almost three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

We’ve pulled together some organisations and useful resources for individuals who might be dealing with stress and to help employers support their employees’ mental health and wellbeing. 

DID YOU KNOW? Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence. 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year.*