602,000 workers suffer from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or long-standing) in 2018/19 according to Health and Safety at work 2019.
Many businesses today are aware of the difficulties in helping employees who may be sad or anxious or feeling low. A robust framework is required within organisations to support employees with mental health.
The rate of self-reported work-related stress, depression or anxiety has shown signs of increasing in recent years, with workload, lack of support, violence, threats or bullying and changes at work are estimated to be the main causes of work-related stress, depression or anxiety based.
Many employees are too worried to talk to their employees about anxiety, stress and depression, which in turn exacerbates the issue.
People with mental health problems are still not getting the support they need. Many employers are unsure how best to provide the proper support, and are collectively losing billions as a result. A government report in November 2017 titled Staying healthy and being happy at work, highlighted that Poor mental health costs the country between £73 billion and £97 billion each year, with many people afraid to tell their line managers about their mental health issues.
The rise in social media is having an adverse impact on mental health, and it is important for employers to understand the impact social media can have on their employees wellbeing, what to look out for and how to manage challenges as they arise.
We will work with you to develop a comprehensive strategy for mental health in your organisation, so that you can give help and support who may be finding it hard to cope. We provide the tools to help you manage peoples mental health better.
Work-related musculoskeletal conditions can be costly in terms of leading to poor performance and sickness absence. Work such as computer work may lead to repetitive strain injuries of hands, arms and neck. Repetitive strain injuries may also occur in other industries such as manufacturing and transport.
Some work activities may lead to lung conditions and others may exacerbate existing respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergies.
Work Place Accidents
These may cause musculoskeletal injuries.
Risk assessment is an important part of the preventative approach to reviewing any job to put in place appropriate measures to remove the risk or minimise it.