Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Medicine | By Tracy Klein

Prince William launches Mental Health at Work

Prince William launches Mental Health at Work

The survey of more than 44,000 employees also revealed that only half of those who had experienced poor mental health had talked to their employer about it, suggesting that as many as one in four United Kingdom workers is struggling in silence.

At the launch of the Mental Health At Work initiative, he said: "If we are going to improve the mental health of our nation, we need to improve things at work".

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, was set to unveil the project, Mental Health at Work, at an event in Bristol on Tuesday.

A "STEP CHANGE" in workplace culture is needed in order to address mental health issues, a charity has said, after it revealed that nearly half of workers have experienced problems such as anxiety, low mood and stress.

The prince said he wanted the gateway to be a "big shift in working culture" and ensure that dealing with mental health is a part of the everyday working life.

The charity Mind conducted the survey, which included almost 44,000 participants. Managers who felt their employer supported their mental health, or actively learnt about supporting team members with mental health problems, were far more likely to feel confident in promoting staff wellbeing.

Furthermore, the impact of mental health issues doesn't just affect the personal life of the person who is living with it, it also has repercussions for businesses and the economy.

"Now is the time for a step change in how we think about mental health at work".

Employers throughout the United Kingdom were engaged in three rigorous rounds of user testing as the website was built.

The research comes just days after the Yorkshire Post revealed the increasing toll on the mental health of the region's emergency workers. I've had issues with my mental health for a long time, and naturally it knows no difference between my worklife and homelife.

The Mental Health at Work initiative is available online which it is hoped will benefit small to medium companies who struggle to find the help.

Half of all employees are impacted by poor mental health.

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