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How to plan a mental wellbeing conversation

How do you start a conversation on mental health in the workplace with an individual? How should you plan a conversation on workplace wellbeing and engage with someone to talk about depression, anxiety or other mental health issues? Mental Health Mentor, Craig Fearn,...

Stress

This year Mental Health Awareness Week's (14-20 May 2018) theme is STRESS: are we coping? Mental health mentor, Craig Fearn explains what stress is and why it should be addressed before it becomes debilitating. Poor mental health issues are responsible for 91 million...

Mental Wellbeing in the UK Workplace

No matter where you work, your mental wellbeing is always paramount. The United Kingdom has recently opened up about this important but often overlooked subject. Wellbeing at Work: Employees are not speaking up about the mental health issues they’re facing. There are...

Time for employers to take ownership

This week I wanted to concentrate on the 2019 Mental Health at Work report. I have to say that the results whilst unfortunately not a surprise were still difficult to read. I have taken text from the report to ensure that there is no dilution of the findings or...

These mental wellbeing figures are shocking!

I have been looking through the Stevenson Farmer https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/thriving-at-work-a-review-of-mental-health-and-employers review of mental health and employers again today and wanted to share a few things. The human implications 300,000...

Presenteeism in the workplace

The 2017 Thriving at Work Report (Farmer and Stevenson) estimates the cost of poor mental health to UK businesses at somewhere between £33 billion and £42 billion. That’s £1300 per employee per year due to lost productivity, increased absence and increased turnover....