Lack of support for workers mental health “cuts firm productivity by a quarter”

Date posted: June 17, 2020
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A new report funded through the Midlands Engine Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) finds that firms impacted by mental health sickness absence suffered a 25% hit to their productivity.

Businesses surveyed cited remote working and job insecurity as risk factors – but many unsure where to turn for advice on boosting staff wellbeing.

The Report calls for firms to appoint ‘mental health leads’ to oversee wellbeing policies and seek advice from specialist mental health charities.

The report is part of a 3-year programme funded by the Midlands Engine that is supporting employers with workplace mental health challenges.

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