Mental health in the workplace
While we recognise the cost of mental ill-health is not merely a financial issue, calculating the costs of mental health problems can be persuasive when making the case for investment in preventing them.
Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence. A staggering 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year.
Virgin Trains: connecting for mental health
Virgin Trains has taken the decision to place mental health at the centre of its responsible business agenda, in recognition of its role in the lives of communities across the network.
Unum: Developing prevention in workplaces
We join forces to tackle the stigma of mental health in the workplace.
Online mindfulness training in the workplace
Our online mindfulness course, Be Mindful, is currently used in organisational settings with outstanding results.
Tom's story: the consequences of a poor line management relationship
Physiotherapist Tom's story shows that poor line management can have a terrible impact on an employee's mental health.
Alan's Story: Work-life balance and stress
Alan lives with his wife and two children. He tried to take his own life due to stress at a previous job.
Anna Williamson: My battle with anxiety
Anna Williamson is a TV presenter who has worked on CITV, Daybreak and GMTV.
Podcasts & Videos
- Unum partners with the Mental Health Foundation
- Virgin Trains partners with Mental Health Foundation to highlight the importance of mental health
- Mental Health Foundation welcomes launch of Mindful Nation UK report
- Nearly one in three people are regularly stressed, survey for Mental Health Awareness Week reveals
Added value: mental health as a workplace asset2 November 2016
Our new report, released with employee benefits provider Unum, shows that people with mental health problems deliver significantly more value than costs for the UK economy.