Mental health stigma in workplace must be eradicated

Last month's Mental Health Awareness Week has given advisers the perfect opportunity to reflect and recognise their role in raising awareness about the importance of discussing mental health in the workplace. Employers and employees clearly have a role to play here as well, but advisers are in a unique position to help businesses create an open environment that makes conversations like these easier. It is a sad reality that most people will experience a mental health issue at some point during their life. What is even more worrying is that research from Legal & General has shown that only 4 per cent of employees who have experienced depression and 5 per cent who have experienced anxiety feel able to talk to their manager or superior about it. However, in this same survey, a staggering 78 per cent of employers believed their employees would be comfortable discussing such problems in the work environment. Excerpt from Financial Times Adviser, read the full article here.

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