Mental Health: How can UK employers offer employees better support?

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Mental Health: How can UK employers offer employees better support?

Following World Mental Health Awareness Day, Fiona Murphy discusses the issues and asks: how can UK employers offer employees with mental health conditions better support?

This year's World Mental Health Awareness Day (10 October) has been focussed around the question of how employers can do more to support staff in terms of mental health in the workplace. This is unsurprising as more employers and insurance solutions have adapted in recognition that employee mental health leads to poor productivity, performance issues, presenteeism (working while unwell) and absenteeism. According to the Institute of Directors 127 million hours of work were lost in 2015 due...

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