Managing Mental Health at Work
Corporate Mentality, our dedicated business services ‘division’, is dedicated to helping West Midlands based SME’s manage mental health at work issues by improving awareness about work related stress and the consequences of leaving it ‘un-managed’ as well as offering practical training programmes to help managers and executives manage work related stress more effectively – the Resilient Minds Stress Management Programme.
We combine expertise in Mental Healthcare Management, Corporate Governance, Health & Safety as well as the provision of high quality training and support.
We can help your business to…
* Develop company-wide awareness of mental health problems *
* Understand the potential harm caused by inadequate mental health management *
* Measure & mitigate the time lost through work related stress *
* Develop strategies for prevention and support within the organisation *
The facts about work related stress…
The latest estimates (2016) from the Labour Force Survey (LFS – Office of National Statistics) show:
- The total number of cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2015/16 was 488,000 cases, a prevalence rate of 1510 per 100,000 workers. (1.51%)
- The number of new cases was 224,000, an incidence rate of 690 per 100,000 workers. (0.7%)
- The total number of working days lost due to this condition in 2015/16 was 11.7 million days. This equated to an average of 23.9 days lost per case.
- In 2015/16 stress accounted for 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health.
- Stress is more prevalent in public service industries, such as education; health and social care; and public administration and defence.
- By occupation, jobs that are common across public service industries (such as healthcare workers; teaching professionals; business, media and public service professionals) show higher levels of stress as compared to all jobs.
- The main work factors cited by respondents as causing work related stress, depression or anxiety (LFS) were workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support.
The Case for Managing Mental Health at Work
Tackling work related stress should not just be seen as a legal obligation; there are also a range of other benefits, including:
* Reduced cost of absence, including sick pay, sickness cover, overtime and recruitment *
* Improved workplace morale, better working relationships and increased employee satisfaction *
* Increased productivity, through employees being healthier, happier and better motivated *
* Protection from reputation being damaged or the financial costs of prosecution or litigation *
Become aware of the risks
Understand the effects
Measure the costs
Develop preventative measures
Our Core Business Services
Employee Assistance Programmes
Counselling & Support
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If you'd like to find out more about how we can help your business to manage mental health at work issues, or to discuss our training services, then please get in touch here.
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