Maintaining mental wellbeing at work
Mental health is at the top of the agenda for most organisations. And rightly so. Our recent research with the CIPD found that a staggering 55% of businesses have seen an increase in the number of employees reporting mental health problems in the last 12 months1. The report also reveals that mental ill health accounts for 22% of long term absence1. It’s a growing problem, but encouragingly, over four fifths of organisations are taking action to manage mental health at work1.
Although there will never be a magic, one size fits all solution for mental health, there are a number of initiatives that employers can put in place to support their employees’ mental wellbeing. Next week’s Mad World event is a great place to start for ideas and best practice.
We’ll be hosting roundtable sessions with Royal Mail’s Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability, Dr Shaun Davis focusing on the vital role of line managers in recognising the early signs of mental ill health and effective signposting. In advance of the event, we are delighted to be able to share an excerpt of Dr Shaun Davis and Andrew Kinder’s latest book, ‘Positive Male Mind’.