Earlier this year, we surveyed people with mental health problems about their experiences in work. One of the main focuses of this survey was Statutory Sick Pay.
Here are some of the results:
That's why we'll be campaigning for a fairer and more flexible sick pay system. Through Statutory Sick Pay, people should be supported to focus on their health, rather than handed more hurdles to deal with.
Sign our open letter to the UK Government asking for a fair and flexible sick pay system.
Here are some direct quotes from those we surveyed who talked about the impact of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) on their mental health:
"It has impacted me greatly, in fact I hit crisis in January due to stress over money and work which resulted in a suicide attempt and hospitalisation."
"[I] had to go back to work as couldn't afford not to, slowed recovery down and meant I took time off at a later date."
"I was signed off due to depression and anxiety. I was meant to take 2 weeks to recover but I couldn't as I was constantly aware that I would not be getting paid much and I'll struggle financially. It really effected me."