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Almost Half Of Employees 'Won't Talk About Mental Health'

May 17, 2018


During a large-scale office move, your plan needs to encompass a lot – from finding the best offices for sale in Liverpool to ensuring that your staff's wellbeing is considered. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and as a part of this year's event mental health organisation Mind has released a report with research finding that 48 per cent of employees 'stay silent' on mental health in the workplace.

Around half of 44,000 people surveyed for the study said that they had experienced some mental health issue during their time at work, from anxiety and stress to depression and other problems. Of this amount, 48 per cent hadn't spoke about it with work – and 80 per cent continued to go into work while suffering from these issues, according to Talk Radio.

Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, said that the culture regarding mental health in the workplace still needs to change, as many workers feel uncomfortable disclosing any health issues in this field. “We know that changing workplace culture takes time to filter through an organisation. Encouragingly forward-thinking employers are taking steps in the right direction,” she said.

Employers can now take part in Mind's Wellbeing Index, aiming to create a space where it's not only acceptable to talk about mental health, but it is actively encouraged. The focus of this scheme is to demonstrate that putting people first is not only the right thing to do, but that it actually makes better business sense in encouraging productivity within the workforce.

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