Mental ill-health issues cost the UK economy £30 billion each year in lost productivity, half of which results from people taking a total of 91 million days off work, according to a charity.
- Spot the early signs of mental ill-health
- Raise awareness of the issue among staff and line managers
- Develop a culture in which employees are comfortable about disclosing their condition
- Approach a staff member who may have a condition and either help them cope or overcome it so that they can work effectively again.