The cost of mental health problems to business is just over £1,000 per employee per year. Effective programmes which assist the management of mental health at work can save around 30% of these costs. Yet employer awareness of mental health issues at work in the UK is extremely poor.
Centre for Mental Health Workplace Training is a proven, work based programme that helps organisations more effectively manage mental health in the workplace and avoid the costs associated with prolonged absences, presenteeism, reduced productivity and replacing / retraining staff.
Delivered by accredited mental health professionals, the training is designed to build the skills and confidence of managers and staff to recognise the early warning signs of common mental health problems and support colleagues they are concerned about. There are four training workshops each aimed at different staff groups within an organisation, including the executive team, staff and people managers.
"Of all the things we have done at Rolls-Royce to improve employee health this is one of the best initiatives in this area."
The Centre for Mental Health Workplace Training programme is based on the beyondblue National Workplace Programme (Australia) and Beyond Blue Limited retains copyright in all materials.
Mental ill health is the second largest cause of time lost due to sickness absence in UK organisations.