We support employers and line managers to tackle the stigma relating to mental ill health and create a healthy working environment, so that employees can perform at their best level.
Training and resources for employers and staff
The development of mental health problems within the working population is becoming an increasingly important issue in the UK.
91 million days are lost each year due to mental health problems.
At any one time one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or stress-related problems.
The total cost to employers is estimated at nearly £26 billion each year – equivalent to £1,035 for every employee in the UK workforce.
The stigma associated with mental ill health is still considerable and often deters employees from disclosing their problems and seeking help. Therefore the figures above include ‘presenteeism’ i.e. coming in to work whilst feeling unwell and being less productive as a result, as well as absenteeism.
Simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace should enable employers to save 30 per cent or more of these costs - at least £8 billion a year.
CMWT can offer employers:
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