Collection of Polaroids of the You HR team

Having searched for a while as to what is the best ‘happy’ picture to use for our World Mental Health post today, I’ve settled on this from Chibird… why? Because it simply sets the scene for what I wanted to share…

Someone, somewhere will believe in you – whatever your circumstances, whatever you’re going through, and sometimes that’s all we need.

Far too often we see and hear the stigma attached to ‘Mental Health’ – we all have it and need to nurture it as like any other illness, Mental Ill Health is what we need to support when ill health occurs.

Nearly 15% of people experience mental health problems in the workplace, are you one of them? Or are you a manager responsible for supporting someone with mental ill-health causing an absence from work or presenteeism? Are you a leader or business owner accountable for the health and wellbeing of your staff – after all, we all have a duty of care as an employer…

What proportion of your workforce is female? Do you know that women in full-time employment are nearly twice as likely to have a common mental health problem as men employed fulltime?

Almost 13% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental ill health conditions which if managed or even better, prevented, could equate to around to £8 billion a year for UK businesses.

So, what are you doing to really manage the health and wellbeing of your staff?

Are you really taking it as seriously as you should and addressing the problems you know exist within your organisation? Sickness absence rates, turnover, low morale, unacceptable standards, complaints/grievances… they all relate

We can easily demonstrate the ROI for you if you invest in good people management where health and wellbeing is at the nurtured core of your business. Ask our clients and they will tell You – it really is “all about the people”. Get in touch for a confidential (no obligation) conversation by calling 01491 820 752 or email alice@youhr.co.uk

Happy World Mental Health Day


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