Mental Health Remains The Last Workplace Taboo!19th December 2010
Latest research conducted with 500 business leaders reveals that whilst understanding amongst employers is broader now than in 2006, major barriers remain in the way of people with mental health conditions seeking employment
- 40% of employers view workers with mental health conditions as a significant risk.
- 42% of employers are still underestimating the prevalence of mental health in their workplace.
- Given negative perceptions from employers many applicants may feel that it is in their best interest not to disclose their conditions.
- 72% of workplaces still have no formal mental health policy.
Download a copy of the full Mental Health report here.
5th November 2008
Are we putting too much pressure on our workforce?
As this year's intake of Graduate Entry Level workers are settling into their new roles, the latest research amongst British workers commissioned by national charity, Shaw Trust, reveals that a staggering 100% feel stressed at work (compared to a national average of 88.7%). Read further research findings here.
7th November 2008
The Department for Work and Pensions have completed a research report 'Managing Mental Health and Employment' see the key findings.
28th October 2008
West Midlands Police officer PC Heidi Portray talks to the BBC about her mental health condition and the work she has been doing with Shaw Trust and her employers to continue making a valuable contribution in her career. Watch her interview here
10th October 2008
On World Mental Health Day 2008 the latest research Shaw Trust has commissioned reveals that a staggering 49.3% of us wouldn't feel happy to disclose a mental health condition such as depression at work, rising to almost 54% amongst manual unskilled workers.
The research found that only 18.3% of people would reveal a mental health condition to their HR department, however, 34% of people would discuss their condition with their line manager. Read further research