Mental Health: A growing priority for a healthy work environment

Data from the Office for National Statistics, sheds light on depression rates having doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic began, exposing a UK mental health crisis.

Stress and anxiety are not necessarily classed as a medical condition. They can however have a severe impact on behaviours or exacerbate other mental health conditions. Prolonged stress can even lead to other serious conditions, including depression.

In a recent podcast, Acas explore how employers can support their staff to manage mental health in the workplace, in a bid to create a healthy work culture and demonstrate a commitment to good practice.

The podcast can be accessed here: Mental health at work: reasonable adjustments | Acas

Practical measures in the workplace will be vital as we manage the long-term effects of mental health.