Prince William to launch Mental Health at Work project in Bristol

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The survey of more than 44,000 employees also revealed that only half of those who had experienced poor mental health had talked to their employer about it, suggesting that as many as one in four United Kingdom workers is struggling in silence.

The survey of 44,000 workers by the charity Mind found that of those who suffered from mental health issues, only half have discussed the problem with their employer.

Last year a report that followed an independent review commissioned by Theresa May revealed 333,000 people lose their job every year due to a mental health problems, costing the economy between £72billion and £99billion.

Separate research by Mind found one in three employers do not know where to look for information and guidance, and Heads Together research shows that just 2% of people were prepared to talk to HR about mental health.

Natalie says it makes a huge difference when the workplace is supportive - they have flexible hours and regular catch-ups. Managers who felt their employer supported their mental health, or actively learnt about supporting team members with mental health problems, were far more likely to feel confident in promoting staff wellbeing.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is launching a new initiative!

"People spend more time there than nearly anywhere else, yet research shows that it's also the place where we're least comfortable talking about mental health".

25%: This is the year-on-year increase of the number of days taken off work because of mental health issues.

"The Mental Health at Work website will help employers to get started, whatever their size - and I know what a godsend that will be for other employers and employees alike". Users are also able to access everything free of charge, and although not necessary, can register for an account to easily see which resources they have already made use of in the past.

The Mental Health at Work initiative is available online which it is hoped will benefit small to medium companies who struggle to find the help.



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