According to the Stevenson/Farmer review Thriving at Work; one in four people in England have been diagnosed with a mental illness in their lifetime. With just 5% of employees believing that their employer is helpful when dealing with mental health, there is a gap to fill.
Encouraging open conversations about mental health, providing good working conditions and promoting a healthy work-life balance are important in supporting good mental health at work.
If your business doesn’t have the time or skills to support mental health, employee benefits, such as employee assistance programmes, are integral to your processes.
Wellbeing is vital, and the provision of employee benefits that make a positive difference to employee wellbeing and happiness such as employee assistance programmes can provide the right initial support.
Find out more about mental health support.