Business in the Community is calling on all UK employees to share their experiences of mental health at work as part of the Mental Health at Work Survey 2018, in conjunction with Mercer.
The survey is the third in an annual series which aims to improve employee mental health by tackling the stigma associated with disclosing mental health issues, increasing acceptance and understanding, and helping to improve support for people experiencing mental health issues at work. While the previous two surveys have helped many employers to understand the scale of the issue and inspired them to take positive action, the 2017 survey shows there is much more still to be done:
- Three out of every five (60%) employees had experienced mental health issues due to work or where work was a related factor
- 84% of managers accepted that employee wellbeing is their responsibility yet less than a quarter (24%) had received any training in mental health
- In 15% of cases where employees disclosed a mental health issue to a line manager, the employee subsequently became subject to disciplinary procedures, demotion or dismissal
Business in the Community is collaborating with national partners CIPD, ILM, Mind, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health at Work, OUTstanding and The Work Foundation to collectively improve mental health at work and line manager capability. This coalition of experts will agree recommendations, based on the findings of the survey which will published in October.
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