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Businesses awarded for healthy workplaces

Date: 26 Feb 2018

Thirty eight businesses across Cornwall have been recognised for looking after the health of their employees by running, walking, promoting mental health or being SUGAR SMART with special workplace health awards from Cornwall Council today (26 February).

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news-room/media-releases/news-from-2018/news-from-february-2018/businesses-awarded-for-healthy-workplaces/

Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

Mental Health

The total cost to employers due to mental health problems among their staff is estimated at nearly £26 billion each year. That is equivalent to £1,035 for every employee in the UK workforce.

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