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The mental health charity Mind have conducted research into mental health, and the impact it may have on employers. The following information has been confirmed:
  • More than one in five (21 per cent) agreed that they had called in sick to avoid work when asked how workplace stress had affected them
  • 14 per cent agreed that they had resigned and 42 per cent had considered resigning when asked how workplace stress had affected them
  • 30 per cent of staff disagreed with the statement ‘I would feel able to talk openly with my line manager if I was feeling stressed’
  • 56 per cent of employers said they would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing but don’t feel they have the right training or guidance”

Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, costing an average of £1,035 per employee per year, with around 300,000 people losing their jobs each year due to poor mental health.

A recent poll by the Institute of Directors found less than one in five firms offered mental health training for managers.

Here at Cloud 9 Minds, we believe that mental health and well-being should be a boardroom priority at any company.

Contact us today via our contact page to see how we can help you!