During the course of our lives, we may experience feelings of low mood, anxiety or be involved in a traumatic event. One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year.
Analysis shows that around 15% of people at work have symptoms of an existing mental health condition
There is a large annual cost to employers of between £33 billion and £42 billion (with over half of the cost coming from presenteeism – when individuals are less productive due to poor mental health in work) with additional costs from sickness absence and staff turnover.
The following pages offers guidance a number of topics with links to other organisations, such as the NHS, and apps to further support you when faced with mental health related issues.
NHS recommended apps
Occupational Health Services
10 Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PD
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm
Friday: 8.30am to 1pm and 2 to 4pm
Protection of health at work
Equality & Diversity Unit