The national Mental Health at Work 2018 Report was conducted by You Gov, Business in the Community and Mercer for the third year running. The report is to encourage employers to raise awareness and take action in supporting good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
The report surveyed of over 4,000 people and found that:
- One in three of the UK workforce have been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime
- 61 per cent of employees have experienced mental health issues due to work or where work was a related factor
The survey more positively found that 60 per cent of employees feel their line manager is genuinely concerned for their wellbeing (compared to 55 per cent in 2016) and 45 per cent of employees believe that their organisation does well in supporting those with mental health issues (40 per cent in 2016). Ultimately the report tells us we have made huge strides to supporting good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace but there is more to be done.
From the finding employers are urged to implement three calls to action that can help equality in mental health:
To help you support yourself and your colleagues in your organisation access our mental health resources:
Download the full report and learn more about the recommendations.