By Rachel Muller-Heyndyk 18 January 2019.
As MPs debate mental health first aid in parliament, new research reveals that companies aren’t doing enough to tackle employee stress and mental wellbeing.
Less than a fifth (18%) of companies are taking steps to manage employee stress and mental health issues, according to research from GRiD.
The research, which involved a survey of 500 HR decision-makers, showed that there is still room for improvement when it comes to looking after the health and wellbeing of staff. It found that just 15% of companies are taking steps to improve financial wellbeing, and just 18% are supporting staff with caring responsibilities.
Katharine Moxham, a spokesperson for GRiD, cited financial concerns and caring responsibilities as some of the main causes of stress among employees. “Financial worries and problem debt are major sources of stress, affecting every area of an employee’s life and they can greatly affect productivity and lead to increased absence," she said.
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