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Employers Must Look Closer To Recognize Nuances Driving Employee Mental Health
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Employers Must Look Closer To Recognize Nuances Driving Employee Mental Health

Young business woman is meditating to relieve stress of busy corporate lifegetty Yesterday saw the 30th anniversary of World Mental Health Day – a global event recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) under the auspices of the World Federation for Mental Health. One arena where the inherent pressures and strains create both unique mental health challenges and fuel pre-existing ones is undoubtedly the workplace. This may go some way to explaining why mental health-related absence was found to be the most common cause of long-term sickness absence in U.K. workplaces according to a 2019 report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The report identified stress, depression and anxiety to be responsible for 44% of work-related ill health and 54% of working days lost in 2018...