Why mental health needs to be a priority in the workplace
A report from 2020 by Deloitte found that poor mental health in the UK can cost employers between £42bn - £45bn every year. This cost is made up of a number of factors ranging from absences, coming to work despite poor health and therefore underperforming and turnover costs.
As we exit from the more extreme measures of the past eighteen months during the pandemic, and adjust to a new way of life, the prevalence of mental health and poor wellbeing at work cannot be ignored. Not only is standardised mental health training in the workplace an economical solution but it will be an essential aspect of the recovery of our country and workforce moving forwards.