What We Do

Mental Health First Aid Awareness

What is mental health first aid?

  • ​spotting the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues

  • providing non-judgemental support and reassurance

  • guiding a person to seek professional support.

 

What is the impact of poor mental health in the workplace?

  • Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental illness each year. In 2016, 15.8 million UK work days were lost due to mental illness.*

  • The largest causes of sickness absence for our country’s workforce are depression, stress, and anxiety. Mental illness costs UK businesses around £35 billion every year. This equates to:

£10.6 billion lost to sickness absence,

£21.2 billion in reduced productivity,

£3.1 billion in substituting employees members who vacate their roles due to mental illness.**

 

What are the benefits of mental health awareness?

  • raises awareness of mental illnesses

  • reduces the stigma attached to mental illness

  • encourages early intervention to support recovery

  • financial - research suggests that improving UK workplace mental health management     could reduce employers’ losses attributed to mental illness by 30%, collectively saving £8 billion a year.**

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