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Are You Mental?


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Identifying mental health risks in the workplace, helping employees with mental health issues, and preventing them where possible

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Are You Mental?

  1. 1. Are you mental? I know I am
  2. 2. The impact of mental ill health • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in UK • 15% of people at work have symptoms of an existing mental health condition • Mixed anxiety and depression estimated to cause one fifth of days lost at work • Cost UK economy £34.9bn last year • Costing the UK more than £94bn every year - counting treatment, social support costs and the losses to the economy from people who cannot work • Mental health is intrinsically linked to physical health
  3. 3. Removing the stigma
  4. 4. Benefits of removing the stigma • It’s a large group of people. • Nip it in the bud. • Work with it as opposed to against it. • Employer of choice
  5. 5. Preventing mental ill health • Recognising the tipping point – different for everyone • Connect with your colleagues • Look after yourself – open up to others • Techniques to manage stress at an early stage • Seek help when required
  6. 6. Is stress good or bad?
  7. 7. Pressure and stress Stress A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances
  8. 8. Managing those with mental ill health • Spot the changes • Don’t be afraid to talk • Raise it as soon as you spot it • Open questions • Listen non judgementally • Never make assumptions • Don’t take on the full burden • Encourage ownership • In it for the long haul
  9. 9. Where to go for support
  10. 10. Questions