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