A recent Labour Force Survey (LFS) showed that in 2018/2019 12.8 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. The Mental Health at Work Report 2018 produced by the Business in the Community revealed that 1 in 3 UK workers has been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime.
The rate of stress, depression or anxiety caused mainly by tight deadlines, workload pressure, and a lack of managerial support has increased in the last couple of years. This is why more and more businesses nowadays are starting to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England) training to their employees to boost their health and wellbeing at work.
A healthy workplace is not only about valuing the physical health of your staff but also their mental health. Having MHFA training delivered as part of a strategic mental health and wellbeing at work plan provides your employees with the instruments they need to support their own mental health; and that of their colleagues. The healthier your employees are, the bigger growth your organisation will register.