Mental Health and Business


Mental health problems are on the rise in many countries worldwide, with 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem every year.

With the amount of time we now spend at work, it is unsurprising that the increase in mental health problems is costing businesses worldwide millions of pounds a year. The business practices of some companies are also playing a role in the causation of mental health problems and some small changes can improve the lives of employees and save businesses substantial sums of money.

‘Mental health problems’ is a broad term and in this case, it refers to clinically diagnosed conditions as well as anxiety, stress and depression that are often unreported to clinicians. It is important to keep in mind that many mental health problems are manageable and treatable.