Don’t assume to know the root cause behind employee mental health problems. And even if it’s a “simple issue” like a lack of sleep, you shouldn’t expect them to “snap out of it”.
Conversations between employers and those struggling with mental health have largely failed to happen due to stigma, fear or lack of education, Legal & General’s Vanessa Sallows told Real Business. This needs to change.
It’s amazing the impact good company culture can have on staff, Impression co-founder Tom Craig tells Real Business. They become more productive and loyal, not to mention healthier in both body and mind.
Talking to Bupa UK’s corporate director, Patrick Watt, for our “Mind Control” series unveils evidence of bosses hoping to eradicate a fear of speaking up about mental health issues.
“People usually have no problem talking about feeling physically ill – because, that’s just biology, it’s fact, and it’s science.” This passage comes from an article written by Sarah Alonze, senior campaign director at Babel, around our lack of communication around mental health issues. Hoping to learn more about encouraging openness, we asked her a few questions.
With the nation’s ability to counter stress under a magnifying glass, Gedanken managing director David Cliff details how SME bosses can address mental health – and delivers opinion on where Britain is still lacking.