Mental Health In The Workplace – World Mental Health Day

Mental Health In The Workplace

Mental illness doesn’t discriminate.  It can affect anyone, of any age, in any walk of life.  There could be someone in your workplace suffering as you read this.  It can make holding down a job extremely difficult for the person suffering.  Having a stressful job can even amplify your anxiety.  The stress of having to hide your struggles can, in itself, cause even more stress.  You’re not alone.  Mental illness is a subject I write about on a very regular basis.

 

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Mental Health In The Workplace

DPG, Developing People Globally who carried out a study on mental health in the workplace ahead of World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October this year. Unfortunately, this flagged up some seriously concerning statistics.  I’ve collated the results a little infographic for you to have a look at.

 

mental health infographic

 

You can check out the DPG blog for tips on how to create a more supportive workplace.

nothing physically wrong

Mental illness can be completely debilitating.  People often consider it to be less important because it’s not physical and you can’t see it.  This is a pretty daft opinion, particularly if you look at the suicide statistics.  Mental illness can be life-threatening so don’t brush your feelings under the carpet.

You’re not alone and it’s okay to ask for help.

Thanks for reading.

Lu Lovely

2 Comments

  • It makes me so very sad to read these statistics. Mental health is still such a taboo subject despite the brilliant efforts of campaign organisations and individuals sharing their experiences and being brave enough to talk about it. I have a friend who had to take time off for a mental health illness and the lack of empathy was shocking. x

  • Reply November 6, 2017

    Sarah

    Gosh I can’t believe these statistics, it’s very sad that people don’t think they can talk about it. Hopefully through raising awareness like this it will become less of hard subject to talk about

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