No matter if you’re a small business or a large corporation, the law requires all employers to prevent work related stress to promote, support and sustain good mental health in the workplace.
You need to assess the risk of work-related stress and to put steps in place to tackle those risks. This can reduce sickness absence, boost morale and therefore help improve productivity.
Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be costly, time-consuming or difficult, and we have got some great tools to help. It only takes 5 steps…
1. Reach out
5. Make it Routine
MENTAL HEALTH IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON FOR SICK DAYS
Last year more than 17.9 million working days were lost as a result of stress, anxiety, or depression. While the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is yet to be fully understood, work related stress is the number one reason given for sick days in the UK. A recent survey by the charity Mind suggests that two in five employees mental health has become worse during the pandemic.