At last mental health is getting the media coverage it needs to change peoples views and lift the stigma once associated with mental illness. An independent review on how employers can better support the mental health of employees, including those with mental health problems or poor well-being, has now been published.
The review, called ‘Thriving At Work’, contains 40 recommendations. These include:-
• all employers should adopt certain mental health core standards, set out in the report;
• public sector, and private sector employers with over 500 employees, should take additional steps, again set out in the report;
• employers should be encouraged by legislation to report publicly on their workforce’s mental health;
• professional bodies should implement training and support measures for their employer members.
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