Half of UK workplaces report mental health problems, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD)

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Health Assured team

03 March 2017

Over half of British employers (54 per cent) have been approached by staff suffering mental ill health, a new survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has revealed.   Ninety eight per cent of business leaders surveyed said good mental health is important to the performance of their organisation. However, just 14 per cent have a formal mental health policy in place and fewer than one in five offer line management training.   In a new paper titled "A little more conversation", the IoD called on UK businesses to set up formal mental health policies and integrate mental health awareness into line management training. The paper cited OECD statistics that showed that mental health costs the UK some five per cent of GDP.   Excerpt from City AM, read the full report here.   Health Assured helps both employers and employees live healthier lives. We provide a range of dedicated online and telephone services that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year via our UK service centres.   Our staff have many years of experience in dealing with employee health and wellbeing, specialising in employee assistance programmes, mental health services and trauma management. At Health Assured, we pride ourselves on providing innovative health and wellbeing solutions. We support you, so that you can support your employees or members.   Health Assured provides wellbeing benefits that minimise absence levels, increase productivity and support an employer’s duty of care to their employees.   Our core values:
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