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A new survey examines the role of mental health in the workplace, and the results show that millennials and those part of Generation Z have left jobs for mental health reasons.

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day 2019, celebrated every year to help raise awareness and support of mental health issues around the world.

The survey of more than 150 HR practitioners asked whether mandatory public reporting of workplace mental health statistics, which was suggested in the Thriving at work Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers two years ago, would help United Kingdom employers better tackle the issue.

Over half (52 per cent) said it's been their largest health-care cost increase over the past five years. The objective is to expand the pipeline of high-quality, trained professionals to address shortages of mental health services in high-need schools and to provide supports that encompass social and emotional learning, mental wellness, resilience, and positive connections between students and adults. Mr Macdonald, a health and wellbeing manager, volunteered with See Me after struggling with his own mental health, and wanted to make a difference in his workplace.

The review recommended that employers consider producing an annual report on mental health to be shared with all employees and, potentially, with the public. Many people in Pakistan don't want to talk about it.

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Mental health disorders can affect anyone; it never discriminates a child or an adult.

Mental health initiatives continue to gain wide support from employers; the Time to Change pledge is a social movement operated by mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and has been adopted by more than 1,175 employers to date.

He said the increasing number of suicide cases could be curbed and prevented, especially if those with mental health problems get early treatment. Some 28 per cent of respondents felt their employer doesn't take mental health seriously. The most common ways this manifested for responders was difficulty concentrating, avoiding social activities, taking longer to do tasks, being less responsive to email and other communications, and difficulty thinking, reasoning or deciding.

North/Central Island director of Mental Health and Substance Use, Lisa Murphy, says new training is available for Island Health staff to help patients who have experienced trauma. Always remember that mental health is as important as physical health.

The Employee Benefits/Health Shield Healthcare research 2019, which surveyed 202 HR decision makers and influencers, also found that, among those respondents whose organisations do not now offer mental health support benefits, the majority are either aiming to introduce them in the next 12 months (50%), or are in the process of designing a mental health support strategy (41%).

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