Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
Working conditions and environment can have a huge impact on the mental health of employees, this can have a significant impact on attendance and productivity.
What can you do as an employer?
Work-related ill health
Other type or illness
35% Musculoskeletal disorders
workers suffering with work-related illness
Stress, depression, or anxiety
Working days lost due to work-related ill health
Work-related depression, stress or anxiety
Violence, threats or bullying
Changes at work
Workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety
Lack of support
Working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR BUSINESSES?
According to ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) analysts, mental health absence costs £8.4 billion each year, plus another £15.1 billion in reduced productivity.
A further £2.4 billion is lost replacing staff who leave work because of mental ill-health. Though the overall cost is around £30 billion each year.
According to the annual CIPD Absence Management survey, 56% of employers said they would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing but do not feel they have the right training or guidance.
Offering support to employees can create a more productive work environment and improve the performance of your organisation.