Employers have a legal duty of care to ensure that employees are provided with a safe working environment and must take reasonable care to prevent personal injury (including mental or physical harm) that may arise in the workplace.
Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. In the UK over half a million workers suffer from mental-health related conditions (this equates to more than one in seven employees). 12.5 million working days were lost in 2016/17 as a result. In fact, some 12.7% of all sickness absence days can be attributed to mental health conditions.
Providing better mental health support in the workplaces can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year, as well as improving staff morale and helping to reduce the risk of tragedy (i.e. suicide).
By becoming more aware employers and employees will be able to recognise employees who are suffering from mental health and provide early intervention, leading to a more positive outcome for employees and the organisation reducing suffering and cost.
We currently run the following Mental Health courses, for more information please follow the links:-