Benefits of Improving Workplace Mental Health
Managing and improving mental health at work should be considered alongside business goals, employee engagement and productivity. Empowering organisations to have non judgemental, human conversations around mental health in the workplace will improve mental health and working lives, creating a supportive and open environment, where both people and business can thrive.
Why invest – some facts and figures
Mental health issues cost an estimated £1600 per employee per year1.
3 x more profit for organisations that invest in wellbeing2.
1 in 4 employees are impacted by poor mental health each year3.
Presenteeism incurs between 4-4.5X cost of sickness1.
of long-term absence is caused by mental ill health4.
Poor mental health costs the workplace around £53 bn annually1
of all working days lost to sickness are mental health related5.
report they have observed presenteeism in the last 12 months6.
To find out how much mental health may be costing your business simply input the total number of employees on the slider
Organisational success is driven by engaged and productive employees.
The workplace can be a necessarily demanding environment; tight deadlines, reduced resources, increased targets add to pressures and stresses from our lives outside work, meaning we can all experience changes in our mental health.
Understanding how to manage mental health at work can improve our ability to perform at our best.
How will it help
A global client saw a 350% increase in take up of their EAP after a MHaW mental health programme.
Our client reported a 17% increase in employees feeling that their workplace was a psychologically safe place to work, after a programme of our workshops for employees and managers.
“I found the course really useful in that I have more confidence to have the conversations knowing I don’t need to have solutions”
From their employee survey, our client had a 82% positive response to “My manager shows a sincere interest in me as a person”, which was +29% in two years, after completing a MHaW Manage® programme.
After implementing MHaW Manage®, our client saw a 31% decrease in mental health related absence in the following year.
“I’m a lot more aware of how to support my team, how to have honest and quality conversations without any prejudices”
After introducing a network of MHaW Allies®, our global client reported that 75% of their trained Allies have had a mental health conversation at work.