Mental Health in the Workplace - It's okay not to be okay

Peace of Mind conference fills nearly every seat

Peace of Mind conference fills nearly every seat

Further, stress that is left unchecked for a long time can also contribute to other health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, eating disorders as well as sexual dysfunction.

The charity's director also explained that another barrier to older people seeking support was the widespread lack of awareness about effective treatments, beyond "taking pills", which many older people feel they do quite enough of already.

"Speaking at the launch of the 2017 mental health week at the International Press Centre in Accra, Dr. Osei called for more stringent measures to ensure that the rights of mental patients are protected".

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has also taken the initiative to use the day to urge Government to reach out and work with small businesses and the self-employed to tackle the impact of mental health issues in the workplace.

Tom Oxley offered him a one-to-one session to help him manage a staff member with a mental health problem.

Even if an employee might not yet have any physical or mental health issues, and may even consider themselves to be healthy, by encouraging them to look at their financial health you can support them to identify and prevent future problems. Or is it because HR professionals, managers and work colleagues do not have the confidence or knowhow to address the issue in the same way they would if it were a broken leg.

The study revealed around one in five have witnessed phrases linked to mental health being used in a derogatory way at work. Having a mental health problem can be an incredibly isolating experience, and we want you to help us raise money and awareness, and to spread the message that, if you're struggling to cope, you're not alone.

"There's are people that couldn't stand up at all and now they are out there singing".

For more information directly related to mental health in the workplace, see the World Health Organization. This World Mental Health Day, the theme is Workplace wellness.

The firm's mental health first aiders are recruited from across the business and range from legal apprentice Georgia Wild to equity partner Nicola Critchley.

"People don't ask for leave for mental health issues as they do for physical health issues due to stigma".

What is mental Health?

Take out time for yourself: As cliche as it sounds, this does make a difference. In the United Kingdom the 2016 NHS Staff Survey found that 37% of staff reported feeling unwell due to work-related stress and pressure, and the cost of sickness absence in the NHS has been estimated at £2.4 billion a year, or 2.5% of the entire NHS budget.

One respondent felt that managers weren't fully equipped to deal with mental health issues, stating "In my experience there's a "grow up and get over it" attitude and a lot of hostile behaviour".

It's good to talk - if you have an employee you are anxious about, tell them you have concerns, ask them how they are, and ask what you can do to support them.

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