18 December My DofE volunteering: Campaigning for the youth in Hackney
Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces
Together we can #endthestigma of mental health
Mental ill health is the leading cause of sickness in the UK and is estimated to cost employees £25bn a year - yet mental health is still a taboo subject.
Despite one in four people experiencing a mental health problem in any given year; the topic of mental health still carries a stigma in many companies. People feel scared and confused about confronting the issue at work, and don’t disclose their condition for fear of reprisal and the assumptions colleagues might make.
According to research by Friends Life, 4 in 10 UK employees have experienced stress, anxiety or depression and not told their employer.
This is Me is reaching far beyond the City, learn how it has developed and is building momentum. Hear how it is making an impact across the whole of the UK and in a diverse range of sectors.
Hear from an organisation that has successfully rolled out Samaritans’ e-learning tool, Wellbeing in the City, across their organisation and hear about the dramatic impact it has had on their employees.
Learn from an organisation that has taken a holistic approach to creating a mentally healthy workplace and in doing so created a long term cultural shift.