"From the study that we did a year ago, over 69% of people felt like their managers had responded negatively when they did disclose their mental illness, which I think affects people coming out".
"Much can be done to help build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage and recover from mental illness".
Mental health refers to an array of activities directly or indirectly related to the mental well-being component included in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) definition of health: "a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease". Mental health champions have also been created who will have meetings with senior management to suggest ideas on how to improve employees' wellbeing.
The survey identified that LGBTQ+ people are more likely to have mental health issues and shows an urgent need for businesses to step up their support for not only those suffering from mental health, but also for the LGBTQ+ people in their workforce.
Take This, Inc. is a non-profit that "seeks to inform our community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness", according to the organization's about page.
More than a fifth (22%) of employees went into work when feeling mentally unwell a year ago, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance.
"I made a piece called "I get no sleep" and, at first, I used hidden messages because I wasn't opening up about it".
She said stakeholders were awaiting the establishment of the Mental Health Fund to ensure sustainable funding for mental health treatment.
"Being a parent is one of the most important jobs there is, you're responsible for your baby's future", she said.
The aspiring art therapist is involved in the project because she wants to help other people facing similar issues. It is just like going to any other doctor. I have however suffered from anxiety in the past. It just is; I don't know why.
He said: "I didn't go for cognitive behavioural therapy but I looked up grounding techniques which I use to try and stop retreating into my own mind". "The introduction of the first-aiders to Bouygues means that no matter where you are in the business, whether on site or at a desk, you have someone who is fully trained and skilled in dealing with mental health issues to chat to and try to dissipate the situation".
Social media companies could pay a "mental health levy" to help address problems linked to online use, the head of the NHS has said. In addition to shining a light on mental illness, the week also offers an opportunity for behavioral health nurses to reflect on the impact they have in the lives of the people they serve. He explained that the systems to regulate emotions are not fully mature in adolescents, making them more vulnerable to external and internal stimuli.