Wellbeing is good for business...
Healthy people are generally happier more engaged and more productive. Employers throughout the UK are acting now to support the wellbeing of their communities and create more mentally healthy businesses.
It's now well documented that stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill health is now responsible for 91 million workdays lost every year, that's some statistic!
Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year
- Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion a year that's equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the workforce.
- Broken down, that's £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 billion in replacing staff who have to leave their jobs for mental health-related reasons.
Simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save 30% or more of these costs - at least £10 billion a year. This is where MHA UK can help.
Statistics from MHFA England