Mental Health Support
An important issue for employers
Managing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety disorders and more can be very complex in the workplace but is necessary to promote inclusiveness and support employees.
Burn-out, stress and work-life balance are increasingly becoming part of our vocabulary.
Mental health is an issue your organisation can’t afford to ignore:
- Almost one in three people have experienced mental health issues while in employment
- Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, costing an average of £1,035 per employee per year
- 95% of employees calling in sick with stress gave a different reason.
At Insight Health Screening we have a full portfolio of measures to improve the mental health of your employees, from training programmes, prevention and counselling through to psychology or psychiatry.
The benefits of intervention
If an employee has a mental health condition, the employer is often able to make some simple adjustments that enable the employee to continue in their role – for example, working practice or workload could be adjusted. It is important to remember that every individual’s experience of mental health issues is different, so it is important to communicate with the individual about how best to support their needs.
Why should I make adjustments?
The Equality Act (2010) states that an employer must make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities – and these include mental impairments.
From a business perspective, proactive support for employees’ mental health conditions can lead to higher morale, lower staff turnaround and increased productivity.
Research shows that work can be beneficial to recovery for people experiencing mental health problems, so making suitable adjustments and providing support are matters of best practice.