Research by QBE found that nearly three in 10 workers (29%) in the UK are struggling with their mental health. A fifth (21%) of employees say their workplace support for mental well-being is lacking, while a similar proportion (22%) are unconvinced that their employer genuinely cares about the mental health of their employees. employees.
Additionally, research has shown that more than a fifth (22%) of employees admit to having made mistakes at work recently as a result of continuing to work instead of taking time off for their mental health.
According to QBE, when employees continue to work while ignoring mental health issues, it can cost companies with lost business or contracts an average of Â£ 52,000.
“We believe that even a marginal improvement in an organization’s approach to mental health will help significantly address some of the issues behind the alarming statistics our research has illustrated,” said Steve Field, Head of Mental Health. subscription at QBE Europe. âAs a result, we believe that QBE customers who fully engage in the process will see an improvement in their bottom line, claims profile and staff.â
QBE’s self-assessment tool allows clients to review their organizational culture and responsibilities, monitor employee engagement and well-being, workplace design and organization, training, as well as as transparency and accountability.
âCreating mentally healthy workplaces is more important than ever and it is essential that organizations take action to help maintain the well-being of their employees,â added Dane Krambergar, Head of Customer Services (Well- be at work) at Mind.
“We are especially pleased that organizations using the QBE tool are able to see how Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Support can help them create a mentally healthy workplace, including our Wellbeing Index. at work that provides solid information and personalized recommendations to improve workplace policies and practices. â