Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says.
It also claims poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year.
Prime Minister Theresa May, who commissioned the report, said it showed "we need to take action". The UK civil service has agreed to take on the report's recommendations.
Paul Farmer, co-author of the Thriving At Work report, said mental health was a taboo subject in many workplaces.
"In many instances employers simply don't understand the crucial role they can play, or know where to go for advice and support." Continue reading.
Originally posted on BBC Health.
With its myriad combinations of attachments and implements, the Swiss army knife is truly a versatile and nifty device, allowing us to easily accomplish numerous tasks, from filing nails to opening a bottle of wine. If only there were such a device to help us tackle the bigger issues we face—you know, the stuff like negative habits, feelings, behaviours and physical conditions that hold so many of us back. Well, there is, and it’s called hypnosis, a naturally occurring state of consciousness that, in clinical applications (hypnotherapy), is safe, painless and powerfully versatile in facilitating behavioural, emotional and/or physical change—like a Swiss army knife for the mind. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Brain World.
Today is World Mental Health Day, and this year is a landmark anniversary. First held in 1992, today is the 25th day dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues, and to fighting the still-associated stigma.
It is a measure of the progress made over the last quarter century that mental health is now a subject that accrues column inches the whole year round; the prominent Time to Talk and Heads Together campaigns have provided momentum, and even Prince Harry rallied to the cause, which all helps dissipate old prejudices.
In this way, real progress is being made is in the fight to overcome stigma, which sees misplaced attributions of shame that have long been an impediment to those suffering.
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