Did you know that addressing wellbeing at work has shown to increase productivity by 12%?
Poor mental health is currently the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, with a staggering 70 million work days lost every year, costing employers an estimated £2.4 billion annually.
Over two thirds of employers say that poor mental health and substance abuse have contributed to absences and lateness in their organisations. Furthermore, 71% of UK Small and Medium Enterprises say that absenteeism is having a ‘big impact’ on their profitability.
What can you do?
Many business leaders are making mental health a priority for their teams, as it’s not only an important part of ethical business practice, but will also improve their businesses overall.
It can give your staff the tools to:
- Manage their own mental health inside and outside of work
- Know how to reach out to colleagues in distress
- Understand how they can work with others to make the workplace more mentally healthy for everyone.
Consider: How many absences, sick days or bad weeks do your employees have per month?