Mental health in the workplace
It is estimated that between 15% and 30% of employees will experience mental health problems at some point, and it can happen to anyone. Over 70% of people with mental health problems recover and get on with their lives.
A workplace that promotes good mental health achieves more through greater morale and productivity. There are simple, yet inexpensive steps that workplaces can take to reduce stigma, improve performance, retain staff and improve the working environment for everyone in it.
Mental health first aid teaches how to help someone before professional treatment arrives. While many people know a lot about physical health, they are often unaware of mental health. This prevents people providing support to colleagues and family members, simply because they do not know how.