THE COST OF MENTAL ILL HEALTH AT WORK – KEY FACTS

The total cost to employers of mental ill-health among their staff is estimated at nearly £26 billion each year. That is equivalent to £1,035 for every employee in the UK workforce.

The business costs of mental ill-health comprise:

£8.4 BILLION A YEAR IN SICKNESS ABSENCE.

The average employee takes seven days off sick each year of which 40 per cent are for mental ill health. This adds up to 70 million lost working days a year, including one in seven directly caused by a person’s work or working conditions.

£15.1 BILLION A YEAR IN REDUCED PRODUCTIVITY AT WORK.

‘Presenteeism’ accounts for 1.5 times as much working time lost as absenteeism and costs more to employers because it is more common among higher-paid staff.

£2.4 BILLION A YEAR

In replacing staff who leave their jobs because of mental ill health

BENEFITS OF MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Taking action to promote mental wellbeing among staff, to give better help to those experiencing distress and to support those who need time off to come back to work makes good business sense. The cost of neglecting mental distress at work is simply too high to be ignored any longer.

BENEFIT #1

The Centre for Mental Health has calculated that: “Simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace, including prevention and early identification of problems, should enable employers to save 30% or more of these costs - at least £8 billion a year.”

BENEFIT #2

NHS England report that: “MHFA training has increased participant personal confidence by 91%; knowledge and understanding of mental health by 99% supporting further the roll out to all staff who wish to undertake this training across the organisation.”

BENEFIT #3

Reducing the costs of lost productivity due to absenteeism and presenteeism

BENEFIT #4

Retaining valued and experienced members of staff – and thus avoiding unnecessary recruitment and training costs

BENEFIT #5

Reducing the cost of sickness absence payments

BENEFIT #6

Meeting your duty of care and legislative obligations

SERVICES

We deliver mental health first aid courses to everyone. The courses we offer are Adult MHFA, Adult MHFA One Day and Adult MHFA Half Day.
Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

ADULT MHFA TWO DAY

ADULT MHFA TWO DAY

Our Adult MHFA is an internationally recognised two day course. By the end of the course will be able to: Recognise the symptoms of mental ill...

ADULT MHFA ONE DAY

ADULT MHFA ONE DAY

Our one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion. MHFA Champions have: An understanding of common...

ADULT MHFA HALF DAY

ADULT MHFA HALF DAY

Adult MHFA Half Day is an introductory four hour session to raise awareness of mental health. It is designed to give you: An understanding of what...

RESOURCES

Video links: Short videos featuring business leaders, employees and community figures talking about the benefits of Mental Health First Aid

MH and workplace

Construction

Infographics: These infographics are in PDF format and can be used on social media, on your website, in newsletters and shared via email. You can also display them on your workplace notice board.

10 Reasons to invest in Staff MH

10 Keys to Happy Living

Triggers and signs of MH

Line Managers Resource

Organisation Approach to MHFA

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We deliver Adult MHFA Two Day, Adult MHFA One Day and Adult MHFA Half Day. Bespoke packages can be negotiated.

Our Clients Rate Us

Testimonial on Basic MH awareness session

Thank you for talking us through the basics of MH. It was an eye opener for many of us. Your presentations and the materials shared are adequate but compact. I believe if we had more time it would be more elaborate. Thank you again for the faithful and practical examples.

MAA

Today’s session is an eye opener on the causal factors of Depression, Mental illness and disorders. We wonder why children that seemingly “have everything going for them” go into depression and experience mental breakdowns. I cannot thank you enough Lade. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

TA

The session was indeed an eye opener for me. My understanding of *Mental Health * was broadened.

I got to know more about self denial, stigma and cultural perspectives etc

Lade I cannot thank you enough

HA

 

 

 

 

Lade
Reachout Empowerment Force

When I was first informed about the one day conference on depression by Lade Olugbemi (Director, Nous Organisation), I was immediately struck by a key fact I read on the invitation: 25% of the population will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. 25% is an
astonishing figure to say the least, but one that quite frankly does not surprise me.

Mr Femi SenuExecutive Director