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The HR Connection


Sep 13, 2021

You wouldn’t question a First Aider in the workplace to handle physical health issues, so why would handle Mental Health issues differently?

 

In 2018/19 work related stress, anxiety or depression accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health, and 54% of all working days lost to ill health.

This isn’t a new issue, its been prevalent for years but has been heightened by the recent pandemic.

1 in 5 (21%) of adults experienced some form of depression in early 2021; this is more than double pre- pandemic, so it is more crucial than ever that we understand the importance of supporting the mental health of our people, particularly in the workplace.

 

Joined by a qualified Mental Health First Aider, we answer a number of questions to gain an insight and discuss the role of a MHFA as well as the importance of having on within the workplace.

 

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