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  • People with well-developed emotional skills are also more likely to be content and effective in their lives, mastering the habits of mind that foster their own productivity; people who cannot marshal some control over their emotional life fight inner battles that sabotage their ability for focused work and clear thought.

  • Anyone can become angry-that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way-this is not easy.

  • Helping people better manage their upsetting feelings—anger, anxiety, depression, pessimism, and loneliness—is a form of disease prevention. Since the data show that the toxicity of these emotions, when chronic, is on a par with smoking cigarettes, helping people handle them better could potentially have a medical payoff as great as getting heavy smokers to quit.

  • Emotional resilience comes down to how quickly we recover from upsets. People who are highly resilient—who bounce back right away—can have as much as thirty times more activation in the left prefrontal area than those who are less resilient.

The Business Case

If you think that investing in healthy minds at work is expensive, the cost of avoiding it, is far greater…

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year

The NHS Information Centre for health and social care.

61% of employees have experienced mental health issues due to work or where work was a related factor

Business in the Community, Mental Health at Work report 2018

1 in 3 of the UK workforce have been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime

Business in the Community, Mental Health at Work report 2018

Mental ill health costs UK economy between £74 billion and £99 billion annually

Stevenson and Paul Farmer, Thriving At Work:
a review of mental health and employers, 2017

Poor mental health costs employers between £33 billion and £42 billion a year

Stevenson and Paul Farmer, Thriving At Work:
a review of mental health and employers, 2017

Mixed anxiety and depression is estimated to cause 1/5 of days lost from work in Britain

Mental Health Foundation 2016

People with well-developed emotional skills are also more likely to be content and effective in their lives, mastering the habits of mind that foster their own productivity; people who cannot marshal some control over their emotional life fight inner battles that sabotage their ability for focused work and clear thought.
Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence

85% of managers now acknowledge that employee wellbeing is their responsibility BUT 30% of line managers report that they haven’t received any training. Business in the Community, Mental Health at Work report 2018

30% of managers report not having any workplace facilities or services that could help wellbeing. Business in the Community, Mental Health at Work report 2018

11% of respondents who disclosed a mental health issue subsequently faced disciplinary action, demotion or dismissal. Business in the Community, Mental Health at Work report 2018

Only 16% of employees felt able to disclose a mental health issue to their manager. Business in the Community, Mental Health at Work report 2018

Above are all the down sides of not dealing with mental health. Here is what can be gained from promoting emotional and mental wellbeing at work:

Good news is coming

  • The fostering of a creative and nurturing environment that encourages employees to achieve their potential.

  • Increase in productivity.

  • Reduction in workplace stress and anxiety reducing employee sickness, absenteeism and presenteeism.

  • Improved psychological awareness and emotional intelligence of individuals.

  • Increased resilience and flexibility in the workforce.

  • Better collaboration within teams.

  • Creation of an effective leadership culture.

  • Ability to retain and attract a talented work force.

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