Mental Health is the number one reason cited for sick days in the UK, and is on the rise. Home » Blog » Mental Health is the number one reason cited for sick days in the UK, and is on the rise. Published: 18/11/21 By: Jenny White Mental health first aid training demonstrates a commitment towards promoting positive mental health and preventing work related stress. The HSE Chief executive Sarah Albon launched “working minds” this week. “The campaign encourages employers to promote good mental health in work.” Working Minds raises awareness about how to recognise and respond to the signs of stress. Work-related stress is now the number one cause of employee sickness absence, with major factors including workload pressures – tight deadlines, too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support. Working Minds is aimed specifically at supporting small businesses by providing employers and workers with advice that is easy to implement, including simple steps to introduce the principles of the stress management standards.” Source: HSE Weekly Digest November 2021 Have you considered Mental Health First Aid training for your organisation? Your employer has legal obligations to support employees’ health, safety, and wellbeing. Training in Mental Health First Aid demonstrates their commitment towards promoting positive mental health during this difficult time. “Even before the pandemic took hold, it was estimated that mental health issues cost UK employers up to £45 billion a year. Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, the law requires all employers to prevent work related stress to promote, support and sustain good mental health in the workplace. The Working Minds campaign brings together a range of tools and support to help businesses and workers understand the best ways to prevent work related stress and encourage good mental health.” Working minds website Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Categories: Blog, Care, FAW (First Aid at Work), Health & Safety, Healthcare, Mental Health, Parity of Esteem, Pick n Mix Great content! Keep up the good work! Posted by: BestVetCare on 5th January 2022 at 3:39 am Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.