Key Facts & Figures
Mental health is an issue your organisation can't afford to ignore. Not only is there a huge human cost of poor mental health at work, looking after the mental health of employees makes business sense. Tackling stigma can make a real difference to sickness absence rates, presenteeism levels, staff wellbeing and productivity, and retention.
The crisis coming down the pipe.
- 1 in 4 British workers are affected by conditions like anxiety, depression and stress every year
- 95% of employees calling in sick with stress gave a different reason
- 9 out of 10 people in the workplace say they wouldn’t tell people at work if they are experiencing problems with their mental health.
- Presenteeism is estimated to cost businesses at least one and a half times as much as absenteeism.
- Around half of all long-term sick leave in the UK is due to stress, depression and anxiety
- Open and supportive workplaces benefit everyone - employees, employers and the bottom line
- Younger employees are more likely to have mental health issues, with 37% of those aged 18 to 29 having been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition
- Millennials look to work for organisations that foster their wellbeing
- Attracting and retaining talent is a growing challenge
- Actively disengaged workers are twice as likely as engaged workers to have been diagnosed with depression.
- An analysis by Deloitte examining existing workplace interventions identified potential to generate a return to business of between £1.50 and £9 for every £1 invested.