Tackling Workplace Stress, Anxiety and Depression with the Working Minds Campaign

July 29, 2023by admin0

The escalating issue of workplace stress, anxiety, and depression – now the primary causes for work-related illnesses in the UK – necessitates immediate and informed action from all employers, regardless of their business size.

In the 2021/22 period, as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports, of the 1.8 million workers who suffered from a work-related illness, a staggering 914,000 experienced stress, depression, or anxiety. These mental health conditions were responsible for 17 million lost working days, emphasising the magnitude and impact of the problem.

Poor mental health also brings a hefty economic toll. According to Deloitte, the total annual cost of poor mental health to UK employers has ballooned by 25% since 2019, reaching an alarming £56 billion a year.

Fortunately, we have the tools to reverse this trend. The Working Minds campaign, with its comprehensive toolkit and support structure, aids businesses and workers in preventing work-related stress and fostering good mental health.

Safety Inspectors UK Ltd is proud to be a part of this initiative. As experts in health and safety management, we offer bespoke Stress Risk Assessments to help you identify areas of concern and implement robust strategies to alleviate stress in your workplace. These assessments, when utilised effectively, can drastically improve your employees’ well-being, productivity, and overall job satisfaction, contributing to a healthier bottom line for your business.

Moreover, we’re inviting businesses and organisations across the nation to become Working Minds Champions. Join forces with us in creating healthier, happier workplaces and transforming the narrative around mental health in the UK.

Whether you run a small local business or a large corporation, you have a pivotal role to play in mitigating workplace stress. Together, we can build an environment of better mental health.

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