This year Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 13th to 19th May. Mental Health Awareness Week has been an annual event since 2001, focusing on topics such as stress, relationships, loneliness and sleep. The week aims to raise awareness of mental health, and promote positive mental health for all. Mental Health First Aid England and Mental Health Foundation both offer a wide range of tools and resources to promote Mental Health Awareness Week in your office.

A reported 595,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18 – and a total of 15.4 million working days were lost (Labour Force Survey 2018). In the same time period, stress, depression and anxiety accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health cases, and 57% of all working days lost to ill health. In our experience, early intervention and implementation of OH advice is key. The sooner adjustments can be put in place, or a return to work plan implemented, the better the outcome for both the employer and employee. Starting an open and understanding conversation with employees, while working closely with Occupational Health, can help to build a happier and healthier workforce.

Sarsen Health offers a range of services, including: Case Management, Health Surveillance, and Pre Placement Assessment. Our team has cross industry experience, giving you robust defendable advice.

If you have an employee off sick, or would like to know what you could do to help promote good health in your workplace, why not call us for a ‘Where do I go from here’ conversation?