October 10, 2017, by lwzsl

Happy World Mental Health Day – this year dedicated to mental health in the workplace

Today is the World Mental Health Day and this year it is dedicated to mental health in the workplace. During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees dealing with mental ill health problems see gains not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work. On the other hand, a badly managed working environment may lead to physical and mental health problems, absenteeism and lost productivity.

WHO has launched an information sheet about mental health in the workplace: http://www.who.int/mental_health/in_the_workplace/en/

Find out how employers can develop a healthy workplace: http://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/healthy_workplaces_model.pdf?ua=1

The EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing has produced a policy consensus document on mental health in the workplace in the EU that includes 10 key recommendations for action and has been adopted by all EU member states. Find out more here: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/mental_health/docs/compass_2017workplace_en.pdf

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has just launched a new Work, Health & Wellbeing programme which includes key resources and online training provided for all staff and managers. You can access all resources through our new website at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mhs/management/work-health-wellbeing/index.aspx

Join us in promoting positive mental health at work!

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