Whilst advances in technology have created flexibility, 9 out of 10 employees claim it leads to an inability to switch off out of work hours (CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work Survey 2018).
Workplace Stress Report BITC 2018 found: 6 out of 10 adults cited work as being the primary cause of stress in their life.
Of the 51% of people that spoke to their manager about a mental health issue, 56% stated that their employer did nothing significant to help.
More than 75% of managers haven’t received any training in mental health and 49% would welcome some.
These figures suggest that employers recognise the importance of prioritising the mental health of their staff but don’t necessarily have the capability or confidence to be role models and support people effectively when it comes to people’s wellbeing.
Mental Health at Work Report 2017 - The report highlights some significant improvement in attitudes towards mental health in the workplace. 84% of employers acknowledge that they have a responsibility towards their employee's mental wellbeing, 91% of managers agree that what they do affects the wellbeing of their staff.
The British Psychological Society - Working Group on Health and Well-being in the Workplace White Paper – Psychological well-being at work - This White Paper is intended to provide a succinct and up-to-date perspective on the role of psychological well-being at work, including an indication of the costs/benefits of psychological well-being and guidance on how to improve psychological well-being at work.
CIPD - Health and Well-being at Work Survey 2018 Infographic - in partnership with Simplyhealth
CIPD - Private sector Health and Well-being at Work Survey/findings - The nineteenth annual CIPD survey exploring trends and practices in Private Sector health, well-being and absence management in UK workplaces has been produced in partnership with Simplyhealth.
CIPD - Public sector Health and Well-being at Work Survey/findings - The nineteenth annual CIPD survey exploring trends and practices in Public Sector health, well-being and absence management in UK workplaces has been produced in partnership with Simplyhealth.
Workplace Health - Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes - Why a disjointed approach to mental health is failing to deliver - Why a disjointed approach to mental health is failing to deliver. Research analysis as the health of the nation continues to deteriorate, the focus must shift from disconnected tactical solutions to joined-up strategic solutions.
CIPD - Wellbeing - examining the correlation between employee health and financial wellbeing May 2017 - Understanding the connection between physical, mental and financial wellbeing can help you as a business achieve the best results. A strong correlation between physical and mental wellbeing is well established.
Great Place to Work - Workplace Wellness - Research shows that growing numbers of employers are putting employee wellness firmly on their corporate agenda. For many, wellness in the workplace has moved from a “nice to have” to a “must have”.