Mental health is one of the top three reasons for employee absence (13%), after musculoskeletal conditions (48%) and general sickness, colds and bugs (15%); according to analysis of sick pay data from ECIS.
The number of claims for the treatment of mental health problems remains a small fraction of all health insurance claims managed by ECIS. This suggests contractors are not getting the support they need to get to the root causes of their issues. ECIS provide insurance for both contractors and affinity groups across the electrical and mechanical building services sectors in the UK Vicki Leslie, client relationship manager for ECIS, said: "Between 2013 and 2016 we saw a 20% increase in health...
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