Mental health in the workplace
While we recognise the cost of mental ill-health is not merely a financial issue, calculating the costs of mental health problems can be persuasive when making the case for investment in preventing them.
Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence. A staggering 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year.
How to support good mental health at work
Our guide covers various aspects of mental health at work. Work can be stressful, so we cover how to look after our own mental health at work, and what we can do to help colleagues who might be struggling. The guide also provides advice for line managers and employers in creating a mentally healthy workplace.
Unum: Developing prevention in workplaces
We join forces to tackle the stigma of mental health in the workplace.
Tom's story: the consequences of a poor line management relationship
Physiotherapist Tom's story shows that poor line management can have a terrible impact on an employee's mental health.
David: Living with schizophrenia
David talks about his schizophrenia, focusing on relationships, treatments, jobs and future.
Podcasts & Videos
Mental health in the workplace: seminar report20 August 2018
Report of a seminar run between the Mental Health Foundation, the Academy of Government and Healthcare Improvement Scotland on workplace mental health.
Added value: mental health as a workplace asset2 November 2016
Our new report, released with employee benefits provider Unum, shows that people with mental health problems deliver significantly more value than costs for the UK economy.