Our final newsletter of 2017 included recent statistics from the HSE regarding work-related stress, depression or anxiety within the UK workforce and a study from Deloitte to accompany the Stevenson-Farmer independent review into mental health in the workplace.
The HSE have released the latest statistics based on figures from two data sources – the Labour Force Survey and The Health and Occupation Research network for GP’s across Great Britain. They confirm that work-related stress, depression or anxiety continue to represent significant ill health conditions across the workforce, highlight the occupations and industries with the highest rates of these conditions, and the reasons stated as perceived to be causing work-related stress.
Deloitte were requested to support the Stevenson-Farmer independent review into mental health in the workplace by producing a supporting study exploring 3 areas –
1. The cost of poor mental health to employers
2. The return on investment (ROI) to employers from workplace mental health interventions
3. What can be learnt from international examples of good practice
A snapshot of their conclusions include the estimated cost of poor mental health in the workplace is between £33bn and £42bn and that the return on investment (ROI) of mental health interventions being impressively positive, with an average ROI of 4:1.
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