Tags: Well-being

84% of business leaders say mental health has impacted their performance at work

Nearly half (48%) of business leaders don’t feel their employees would confide in a colleague if they were struggling with their own mental well-being, research from insurer Legal & General shows – even though 84% said that mental health has personally impacted their performance at work. Encouragingly, 85% of those surveyed said that they had…

Zara Whysall: Presenteeism: Friend or Foe?

As a business psychologist straddling both academia and practice, presenteeism raises some important challenges. On a practical level, a common concern is the financial cost of presenteeism – highlighted by our recent UK study as costing businesses just over £4k per employee in lost productivity every year. On average employees spend 2.5 weeks a year…

Poppy Jaman: Taking a whole organisational approach to mental health

Each year around ten million adults in the UK will experience mental ill health, meaning one in four of us will experience a mental health issue at some point in our lifetime. Poppy Jaman, CEO of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, shares her thoughts on how employers can take a whole organisation approach to mental health.