The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has added the International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK) as its latest partner on the Working Minds campaign.
Working Minds was launched by HSE last year and is aimed specifically at supporting small businesses by providing employers and workers with easy to implement advice and tools to help them recognise and respond to the signs and causes of stress and support better mental health in the workplace.
Stress, anxiety and depression are the number one reasons for work-related illness in the UK. Statistics published by HSE, covering the 2021/22 period, show that, of the 1.8 million workers suffering from a work-related illness, 914,000 were due to stress, depression or anxiety. This has increased from 800,000 in 2020/2021!
Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, the law requires all employers to carry out a stress risk assessment and act upon the findings to prevent work related stress and support good mental health in the workplace.
As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. If you wish to know how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing mental health issues, you can attend a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course.
By becoming a MHFAider, you'll also get 3 years access to MHFAider support and benefits, including 24/7 digital support through the MHFAider Support App.
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