Mental Health in the Workplace – Thriving at Work Report

This week saw the publication of the Thriving at Work Report in the United Kingdom.

The report reveals the extent of the human cost of poor mental health at work and the impacts on society, the economy and the government.

It also provides a set of six core standards for employers to adopt and implement to support mental health in the workplace. These standards include imperatives to

    • Build mental health awareness by making information and support accessible
    • Encourage open conversations
    • Provide good working conditions and ensure employees have a healthy work-life balance
    • Promote effective people management, with line managers holding regular conversations about health and well-being with their staff
  • Routinely monitor employee mental health

A similar report in an Irish context would be interesting as the same issues ravage Irish workers on a daily basis across both public and private sectors.

Men most affected by mental health issues relating to work

A recent survey by UK mental health group MIND highlights issues for men with respect to their mental health & their place of work.

It also seems to show that women are better at taking time off and managing mental health concerns at work.

While gender may be a variable, workplace dynamics can be an area of concern for the mental health of all employees, with a variety of issues presenting serious challenges.

Counselling/Psychotherapy is one of a number of evidence based interventions that can help people with relationship issues, anxiety, depression & associated stress linked to work related concerns.

Feel free to make contact for any more information or advice.