Invest in Mental Health Training
Every business can be affected by mental health problems in the workplace. Poor mental health impacts 1 in 4 people during their lifetime and studies showed in 2018 that 15.4 million working days in the UK were lost due to stress, anxiety and depression.
At Sanitas Hub, we specialise in mental health first aid courses across the UK and worldwide. As affiliates of Mental Health First Aid England, we provide individuals with the support they need. This month’s blog looks at why mental health training at work is important.
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Presenteeism is the issue of employees coming into work when they are not physically or mentally well. This can greatly impact their performance in the workplace. Presenteeism can be caused by a number of factors including money worries and concern over career prospects.
Employees can be affected my presenteeism in several ways. Some of these include:
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Difficulty Making Decisions
- Taking Longer to do Tasks
- Struggling to Juggle Workload
The annual cost of mental health-related presenteeism in the UK is £15.1 billion, or £605 per employee.
Maintaining a healthy workforce is important for any business. 31% of staff say that they would consider leaving their current role within the next 12 months if stress at work did not improve.
In addition to this, the average cost of recruiting new staff can cost businesses up to £6,000, which does not include the investment in training.
Cutting Down on Sickness Absence
Mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression are the main reason for almost 70 million sick days a year. 1 in 5 people have been absent from work due to stress. This costs the UK economy between £70 and £100 billion per year.
Ensures A Healthier Workplace
Mental health issues account for around 40% of all sick days. Furthermore, 90% of employees feel that they are unable to confide in their employer that their mental health was the reason for their absence.
Increase Staff Commitment
Supporting mental health in the workplace is a corporate responsibility. By encouraging positive support, it demonstrates that mental health awareness is being taken seriously, giving employees to speak with confidence.
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How Can We Help?
Here at Sanitas Hub we offer several workshops that focus on a range of mental health issues. These courses are designed to educate and help you develop the appropriate skills to help those who need support.
For more information about how we can help you improve mental health in the workplace, call Sanitas Hub on 01213 690747 or make an enquiry through our contact form.