Prince William to launch landmark workplace wellbeing website
- by Career Moves Group
- 11 Sep 2018
Almost half of UK employees have experienced a mental health problem at work, whilst a third of employers have said they struggle to find the information to support the mental health of their employees
Today the Duke of Cambridge will unveil the web portal ‘Mental Health At Work’ in Bristol.
Created in partnership with the mental health charity Mind, the portal is an online gateway to resources, training and information that will allow managers to help their employees who may be struggling at work.
Mind surveyed more than 44,000 employees, which showed 48% had experience of poor mental health, yet only half talked to their employer on the matter.
A third of employers have said they struggle to source the material necessary to efficiently support the mental health of their employees. One in four workers are thought to manage issues such as anxiety, low mood, and stress individually without workplace companionship.
It is estimated this lacking communication costs UK employers between £33bn to £42bn a year.
Mind Chief Executive Paul Farmer said: “We know that employers want to do more and are starting to see mental health as a priority, but often don’t know where to start.
“The new online Mental Health At Work gateway will change that.
“Over the last few years employers have begun to take staff wellbeing more seriously and we know that many are doing great work around mental health in the workplace.
“Now is the time for a step change in how we think about mental health at work.
“All employers need to make it a focus and support their staff.
“It’s clear from our research that when employers support their managers properly, it can make a big difference to the whole organisation.
“The gateway gives managers the tools they need.”