Mental Health in the Workplace in Derby
Providing help with Mental Health in the Workplace in Derby is something that has become more and more at the forefront of employer’s realisation- that a happy employee is a productive employee.
Some interesting statistics :
- Almost 15% people are experience mental health problems in the
workplace at some point in their careers.
- Women in full-time employment are nearly twice as likely to have a common mental health problem as full-time employed men (c.20% vs c.11%).
- Evidence suggests that c.13% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions.
The Cost to industry :
If you’re an employer thinking of providing help to your employees with Mental Health in the workplace in Derby, be aware that its estimated that by providing mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year. In numbers that’s £8,000,000,000.00. Quite a staggering statistic really.
What am I actually talking about when I use the phrase mental health in the workplace ? Well, let’s think about that. Firstly, the days of potential employees queueing outside the workplace gates for a job are long gone. In this modern age, good people are hard to come by. In this current year (2018) we are in the highest period of employment for almost 45 years -so that valuable employee, if he or she is off work with ‘stress’, then clearly as an employer targets are not being met …..and what’s more it simply piles more pressure on the other team member doesn’t it. Having ‘stress’ doesn’t just mean having a Boss that’s an ogre or having too much work heaped on you does it.
Ok, as an employer its not your fault if your employee is off with Stress, Depression, Panic Attacks, Insomnia etc. But to be honest that really doesn’t matter if the end result is that they’re either not at work – or performing below their optimum. Another factor to consider is that if the employee is ‘suffering’ – then they’re more likely to leave… giving you the headache of finding someone new.
Interestingly a report carried out by Oxford Economics in 2014 and revealed that replacing members of staff incurs significant costs for employers of on average £30,614 per employee. So whilst accepting that nobody stays in the same job forever, doesn’t it make sheer economic sense to provide help with Mental Health in the Workplace in Derby ?