MANAGERS LACK SKILLS TO TACKLE MENTAL ILL HEALTH
In the lead-up to the UK’s National Stress Awareness Day on 2 November, research highlighted how although two-thirds of employees have experienced mental ill health caused by work, less than 2% say they have discussed it with HR.
In a poll of more than 20,000 people by UK charity Business in the Community (BITC), 62% said they had experienced physical, psychological or behavioural symptoms of poor mental health where work was a contributing factor. Just 11% of employees had discussed their problems with their line manager, and only a quarter said they felt able to talk to someone at work.
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