A new report has highlighted the lack of understanding of mental
health problems in the workplace.
Despite two-thirds of employees experiencing or knowing a colleague
who has a mental health problem, only 2 per cent believed their
line manager would have the knowledge to handle the situation well,
according to a report from the campaign Mind Out for Mental Health
and think-tank the Work Foundation.
Responses to the report showed that 75 per cent of line managers do
not know whether their organisations have policies or procedures to
deal with mental health problems.
Chief executive of the Work Foundation Will Hutton said:
“Productivity, performance, attendance, staff retention and morale
are all affected when individuals experience stress, depression,
eating disorders, panic attacks or other difficulties,” he
– Management of Mental Health in the Workplace is at www.theworkfoundation.com