This week (15 - 21 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year, set by the Mental Health Foundation, is anxiety.
Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems and can be caused by prolonged stress at work.
A report by Deloitte estimates that the total annual cost of poor mental health to employers has increased by 25% since 2019, costing UK employers up to £56 billion a year.
Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, the law requires all employers to prevent work-related stress to support good mental health in the workplace by including it in your risk assessment.
HSE's Working Minds campaign aims to help businesses and workers prevent work-related stress. You can access the following related resources:
a poster with Working Minds 5 simple steps
a round up of campaign resources available
HSE's Talking Toolkit for practical step-by-step guidance in speaking to workers about preventing work-related stress
Alternatively, Mental Health First Aid England offer a range of courses towards helping others to gain the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support.
If you are interested in training to become a Mental Health First Aider, feel free to contact us for more information:
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