Helen Watson, HR Advisor, at Consensus HR comments: “Stress Anxiety and Depression are the number one reason for work related illness and if you are a business, large or small, we all need to prevent work related stress where we can, to support and promote good mental health across the workplace by helping business owners / managers with best practice and up to date HR Policies & Procedures and Employment Law.”
Stress, Anxiety and Depression are the number One reason for work related illness in the UK and it’s on the rise.
Statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), covering the 2020/21 period, show of the 1.7 million workers suffering from a work-related illness, 822,000 were stress, depression or anxiety. A report by Deloitte estimates that the total annual cost of poor mental health to employers has increased by 25% since 2019, costing UK employers up to £56 billion a year.
Work Right is a campaign by the Health & Safety Executive aimed at helping smaller businesses and workers and can be found by clicking on the link.