More than one in 10 (12%) UK employers do not believe in supporting the emotional and social wellbeing of their employees, according to research by Group Risk Development (Grid).
The survey of 500 HR senior decision-makers found that, among the 88% of employers that do support wellbeing in the workplace, flexible working (43%) was the most popular method. One-third (33%) choose work-life balance initiatives as their preferred method, while 31% stated that they provide employees the ability to take days off to support their mental health.
Other forms of wellbeing support include arranging social events (31%), access to professional support (27%), initiatives such as mindfulness training (18%) and mental health first aid (15%).
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