Did you know that around 11 million working days are lost per year due to stress, depression and anxiety? And employers are legally required to assess the risk of stress-related ill health in the workplace, as well as put controls in place to mitigate that risk.
Could you confidently complete a stress risk assessment? Do you know in which direction to point any employees looking for more support with their mental health?
Our research confirms that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers:
We have some resources below that can help you to take care of your staff and look after their mental health at work.
Suicide is a topic that must be brought out of the darkness in order to save lives. There are many organizations working to dispel myths and bring hope and light to the subject so that those in crisis feel comfortable seeking help to recover and reengage fully in life.
While the burden of suicide is carried by the working-age population, age 24-64, most workplaces are relatively unprepared to help employees who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or to assist colleagues following the death of a co-worker by suicide (CDC, 2010). Thankfully, employers can play a powerful role in preventing suicide and responding appropriately when tragedies occur.