Mental health in the workplace has changed significantly in recent years. However, there is still more work to be done, particularly by employers.
Employees who feel their manager and the wider organisation care about their personal development are more likely to stay and want it to succeed. Throughout the development of this guide, we spoke to clients who felt underappreciated and indifferent towards their employer, leading to presenteeism (lost productivity that occurs due to an employee working while ill) and absenteeism (missing work due to ill health).
Mental health has also become an important issue to potential customers and stakeholders. Organisations seen to have little interest in the well-being of staff are looked upon negatively. Individuals, and other businesses, are increasingly making consumer decisions by looking at the ethos of an organisation.