Matthew Lawrence

“Poorly Thought-Out Strategies” As Employers Favour Physical Wellbeing Over Mental

“Poorly Thought-Out Strategies” As Employers Favour Physical Wellbeing Over Mental

UK business owners are placing a greater emphasis on the physical health of their employees than their mental health, according to a report by Aon. Their EMEA Health Survey revealed that 57% of employers provide physical well-being programmes to their staff while just 41% of employees have an emotional or psychological programme in place – despite the fact that some 55% of business owners provide staff with some form of social initiative. When it comes to mental health awareness, UK bosses are also lagging behind in contrast to their European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) counterparts as 40% of EMEA enterprises surveyed had a defined employee health strategy, compared to just 30% of British businesses. Despite a lack of action on the part of UK business owners, 63% of employers ... »