The rate of self-reported work-related stress, anxiety or depression show signs of increasing in recent years having previously remained broadly flat. Why is this?
We think it’s fair to say that with a recent focus on this topic in society and therefore, the workplace, it’s becoming less of a taboo subject to talk about mental health. It’s quite possible that simply more people are reporting this instead of suffering in silence or making up an excuse to cover the real issue of their absence. Similarly, more people may be able to recognise the symptoms of related mental health conditions now and are more aware of their mental state.
Lots of employers are beginning to provide training that helps managers spot mental health issues within their team, and making more support available for those suffering from conditions like stress and anxiety. How can we help?
Related ProTrainings course – Mental health awareness, available here: Mental Health Courses