Work related stress, anxiety and depression is costing the UK’s economy an estimated £70-100 billion annually and 70 million sick days per year.
However, it is not just the financial cost to the business that needs to be considered but the impact on the employee and their perception of you as an employer. A good employer values, supports and invests in its staff not simply because of the impact sickness absence has on your business and your brand.
It’s also not just in the workplace that we need to be thinking about supporting mental well-being. Many young people today experience anxiety, stress or anxiety based depression, and ensuring that they have the support and skills to manage these conditions is incredibly important.