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World Mental Health Day 2019

Regulatory / 09 October 2019

You may be aware that World Mental Health Day is tomorrow. Of course, mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but tomorrow is a great day to take stock of where your organisation is in showing your support for better mental health.

Stress is a major cause of sickness absence in the workplace and costs over £5 billion a year in Great Britain. It affects individuals, their families and colleagues but it also impacts employers with costs relating to sickness absence, replacement staff, lost production and increased accidents.

Tomorrow is a great time to catch up on what you need to know about your obligations as an employer and your legal duties in relation to stress management for your workforce. Here are a few links to get you started:

Link to HSE website: Stress

Link to Mind Website: Taking care of your staff

Mental Health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. So, if you are unsure of your obligations, why not have a chat with our Regulatory team at Greenwoods GRM who can provide practical support to your organisation in relation to your stress management approach? We’ll even pop the kettle on…


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