Taking Care of Business – An Employers Guide to a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Free Guide Helps Employers Manage Workplace Mental Health

Taking steps to support staff suffering from mental health issues can save small firms money ? that’s the message from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), following the publication of a free guide to managing mental health problems in the workplace. The Taking Care of Business guide (PDF), produced by the FSB and mental health charity Mind, offers tips on how employers can spot the signs of mental ill health, how to support staff, and how to reduce the chance of problems occurring in the first place. Research from the FSB highlighted that conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress affect one in six employees ? costing UK businesses, up to £26 billion a year. However, the business group said taking steps to manage mental health issues in the workplace could cut these costs by u... »