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Businesses - Local and Large

Better mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

A mental health crisis is looming among small business owners – with 82% reporting that their mental health has already declined due to the pandemic, as more challenges await the self-employed.

A study by small business insurance provider Simply Business revealed that almost half (47%) were worried about their mental health in 2021, with one in five (19%) believing their mental health was in a ‘bad’ place due to the pandemic.

 Overall, a third (30%) experienced depression, three in five (62%) have been affected by stress and over half (55%) have suffered from anxiety. With businesses still facing challenges in 2022, there is a lot of work to do to assist back to work plans.

These symptoms of poor mental health in the workplace aren’t innocuous. Employees with unresolved depression experience a 35 percent reduction in productivity. Neither are they infrequent: The World Health Organization estimates that more than 300 million people around the world suffer from depression, with many also suffering from symptoms of anxiety.

Businesses may find themselves particularly at risk of taking a financial hit because of unaddressed mental health issues in the workplace.

The following services that we offer can help businesses no matter what size:

Small business owners can’t entirely prevent issues around mental health in the workplace, but with education, awareness and options to receive mental health benefits, you can nurture a community of employees who work to reduce stressors and maintain strong mental health.

Our business team is always at hand to you to talk through how we may be able to assist.