Taking care of business
Progress to date
In 2010, Mind launched ‘Taking care of business’, our long-term campaign to raise awareness of the financial and human costs of neglecting mental wellbeing in the workplace.
Last year we raised awareness of the business and personal costs of mental distress and called for more mentally healthy workplaces.
We reached over 15 million people through the media, 12,000 people visited our website for wellbeing tips and 15,000 people viewed our online film Putting on a brave face.
We recommended some simple and cost-effective measures that employers of every size can implement to improve work environments and working lives.
Our Employers’ guide to mentally healthy workplaces reached over 5,000 employers and our tailored guide for small businesses has been circulated to the Federation of Small Businesses’ 210,000 members.
In 2011 we will be taking the campaign from awareness to action.
From 14–21 May we will be launching the second phase of the campaign. It will focus on encouraging staff and employers to talk more openly about mental health issues.
One in six workers experiences depression, anxiety or unmanageable stress, yet talking about mental health is still taboo – it’s the elephant in the room.
- What can be done to improve mental health at work? Mind's information on how you can start making a difference in your business
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