Workplace mental ill-health costing United Kingdom firms £42bn

Posted October 28, 2017

The review also claims that mental health problems cost the United Kingdom economy as much as £99bn each year.

The numbers are revealed today in Thriving at work: The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers, which was commissioned by the prime minister Theresa May in January.

The exercise involved screenings, blood pressure test, mental health assessment surrounding anxiety, depression, alcoholism and a mental health talk. Redressing the imbalance in public health policy between physical and mental wellbeing, and effectively tackling the scourge of mental illness, would secure great improvements for human welfare and for the economy.

At the same time, people with mental health problems are losing their jobs at double the rate of people without such conditions. We feel that it is an avenue to raise awareness on mental health issues in the society, in Nigeria and look at mental health issue in the workplace especially with this year's theme of mental health at the work place.

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The review makes a number of specific recommendations for government to support these changes, including implementing them within the public sector, and ensuring the NHS continues to prioritise mental health services enabling individuals to access high quality treatment while maintaining employment.

CQC has found that, whilst most specialist services provide good quality care, too many young people find it hard to access services and so, do not receive the care that they need when they need it.

The review recommends employers should create an environment where mental health is an open conversation, and routinely monitor their employee's wellbeing.

The administrative costs that might be incurred by keeping the employee on the books.

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The Retreat, Nigeria's first goal built mental hospital recently deployed psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, and mental health nurses, in a free mental treatment and awareness forum to mark the World Mental Health Day at the Ikorodu axis of Lagos.

The report urged the government to "consider legislative change to enhance protections for employees with mental health conditions, particularly fluctuating mental health conditions, and clarify the role of employers in providing reasonable adjustments".

The report made a list of recommendations about how employers and the government can better support employees that are suffering.

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