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Men ‘Twice As Likely’ To Have Work-Related Mental Ill Health

Aug 17, 2017

Employers have a duty to ensure the health and safety of their members of staff, so it’s worth keeping up to date on all the latest news where this is concerned.

New research from charity Mind has just this week revealed that men are in fact twice as likely as women to experience mental health problems because of their jobs.

As a result, Mind is now calling on companies to sign up to the Workplace Wellbeing Index 2017/2018. This is a benchmark of best practice and policy with regards to staff mental health, with key recommendations included on specific areas where there is room for improvement.

The study also revealed that 32 per cent of men attribute poor mental health to the work they do, while women say that jobs and problems away from the office are equal contributing factors.

Head of workplace wellbeing with the charity Emma Mamo observed: “Our research shows that the majority of managers feel confident in supporting employees with mental health problems, but they can only offer extra support if they’re aware there is a problem.”

Interestingly, further research from Mind revealed at the start of June that workplace wellbeing support is actually worse in the public than in the private sector, so public sector employers may want to make improving this their focus in the coming weeks and months.

Public sector workers, however, are more likely to disclose that they do have a mental health problem and are more likely to be upfront about it if they take time away from work because of it.

For offices to let in Merseyside, get in touch with the Gladman team today.


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