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One in four of us experience a mental health problem, typically anxiety, stress or depression. In 2018/19, for instance, 600,000 workers in the UK experienced workplace stress, accounting for 44% of work-related illness, both physical and mental.
Mental Health is defined as a state of wellbeing in which an individual can cope with the normal stresses of life and can work productively. However, when a person is suffering from mental ill health their emotional wellbeing has been affected.
The 21st century is a sleepless one, and today fatigue is all too common among the British workforce. It chiefly affects employees working abnormal hours or excessive amounts of time, but it can also be a result of poor time management on the part of the worker.
When it comes to workplace wellbeing, you can’t afford to be behind the curve. Inadequate mental health provision can be catastrophic for individuals, and it harms an organisation’s productivity, too.
At times, stress can be positive. It can give us impetus and drive and help us make decisions and act quickly. Too often, however, it is ruinous, and the catalyst for serious mental health issues.