Mental illness is impacting our economy
According to a 2013 study by accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers, absenteeism costs the UK economy £29 billion per year, due to poor health, resulting in absence and reduced productivity for businesses.
Staff may be taking time off due to health-related illnesses ranging from stress, illness, back injuries, depression, anxiety, and fatigue to name a few. All at a cost to the employer.
According to the CIPD’s 2015 ‘Absence Management’ report:
- 9.9 million working days are lost due to stress, anxiety and depression
- Mental health & musculoskeletal disorders are the most common causes of absence
- The estimated cost of employee absence is £550 per employee per year
- 40% of organisations claimed an increase in mental health problems
- The average days lost per case of mental health-related illness was 23 days
Main factors cited as causing work-related stress, anxiety & depression were:
- Workload pressures
- Tight deadlines
- Too much responsibility
- Lack of managerial support
- Management style
- Non-work relationships/family
- Poor relationships and conflict at work
The above statistics highlight a problem for organisations, and they do not take into account instances of absence where individuals are not aware of being stressed and put it down to other causes, or presenteeism, whereby employees come in to work but underperform due to mental health issues. Presenteeism is now estimated to cost almost double that of absenteeism.
Tailored mental resilience training
At MindBody Consulting we combine our expertise from both the physical and mental health worlds to create training packages to educate your employees on mental health and build their mental resilience. Our training combines techniques from Mindfulness, Cognitive behavioural therapy, NLP, positive psychology, fitness, nutritional therapy, and healthy lifestyle coaching to create unique offerings.
Your mental health partner
By working closely with you to gain a deeper understanding of your organisational culture and set of working practices we can create bespoke mental health education and mental resilience training solutions to your mental health challenges, with the result being a reduction in mental health-related absence, presenteeism, increased productivity, increased morale, and a more resilient and engaged workforce.
For an informal chat to find out if we can support you with your mental health-related objectives please call us on 07597 545 367 or visit our Services page…
Boost mental resilience for a happier, more engaged workforce
During the first part of Jonathan’s session it dawned on me that I couldn’t remember the last time I was able to sit still and remain focused on ‘being present’. His coaching was thought-provoking and provided simple techniques to relieve tension and manage stress that can be easily used on a day-to-day basis.
We asked Jonathan to work with our admin colleagues following the announcement of a major change in the organisation. This change left many admin colleagues feeling upset at the same time as uncertain about their future.
The feedback from colleagues about Jonathan’s work has been fantastic. Even though the announcement won’t change, the impact of it on my colleagues will, as a direct result of Jonathan. He really has made a genuine difference. I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathan and I plan to work with him again very soon.
Jonathan carried out a series of short lunch time workshops around managing change and stressful situations. Staff feedback was positive, with most staff stating that they found the sessions both useful and enjoyable. He designed and presented these workshops for us in a professional and timely manner and I would have no hesitation in using his services again.
The lunchtime ‘Escape and Unwind’ relaxation sessions were very beneficial. We have received some great feedback from the staff stating they were completely relaxed and de-stressed!!