Mental health problems cost UK employers around £34.9 billion each year*
Every employer depends on having a healthy and productive workforce. But across the UK mental health problems are the leading cause of sickness absence.
Emergency services personnel work in an increasingly pressurised environment. They are twice as likely to identify problems at work as the main cause of their mental health problems, compared to the general workforce population.
Emergency service employees respond to dangerous and traumatic situations. Employers have a responsibility to take care of the mental wellbeing of their workforce. It needs to be valued and made a priority.
*Source: Mental health at Work: The Business costs ten years on. Centre for Mental health (2017)