Louise Aston

56% of UK Business Owners Ignore Staff With Mental Health Concerns

56% of UK Business Owners Ignore Staff With Mental Health Concerns

56% of UK business owners ignore staff when they confide in them with mental health concerns, according to a report by Business in the Community. The Mental Health at Work Report 2016 revealed that just 7% of all employees are offered some form of help with their workload when feeling down, with just 4% allowed to work at home. Worryingly, 5% of all workers who voiced concerns about their mental wellbeing were either sacked or forced out – suggesting business owners are not dealing with the matter appropriately. 77% of the UK workforce have experienced some form of mental health issue in their career, while 29% have actually been officially diagnosed. Just last August, it was revealed that business owners place more emphasis on the physical rather than the mental wellbeing of staff, and th... »