The recession has had a 'significant impact' on the mental well-being of the UK's workforce, according to new research punlished by Mind. One in 10 people visited their GP for mental health support last year as a result of recession-induced stress.
"I am lucky to work for an organisation whose management has whole-heartedly supported me throughout the process of obtaining the Healthy Workplace Awards. The Directors have never said ‘no’ and it is great to know that my employer is interested in everyone’s well-being at work. Not only have they approved my initiatives but they have also led by example and joined in some of them too. They have committed, what are for us, scarce resources and agreed more flexible working policies as well as offering support to staff who may struggle with work or with personal problems through solid employment policies and management techniques"- Louise Mallas, YMCA Cornwall