British Safety Council calls on employers to safeguard their workforce's mental health

EXCLUSIVE: 79% have strategies to support mental wellbeing

EXCLUSIVE: 79% have strategies to support mental wellbeing

More than half (56 per cent) of all respondents and 55 per cent in Canada said they believe they'd be more productive at work if there were better supports within the workplace for mental-health issues.

And most employers plan to either increase (69 per cent) or maintain (30 per cent) their emphasis on mental health offerings over the next two years, found the survey of 96 Canadian employers.

'The first is self awareness of mental health conditions, and part of it, too, is millennials and Gen Zers realizing they have options and they don't need to stick around somewhere that will be detrimental to their health, ' she said.

Adequate health facilities at district level as well as proper awareness are indispensable to cater the needs of the patients suffering from mental disorders across the country, which are increasing in number with each passing day due to the social issues and negativity projected through different mode of communications.

Furthermore, the Office for Natonal Statistics (ONS) also found that people working in the trades are at a higher risk of suicide by as much as 1.6 times the national average. The case generated some discussions for a few days and then the dust settled and we all got back to our routines. "In addition to depression and other mental health problems, suicide and suicidal behavior are also considered to be caused by a combination of social, psychological, biological, economic, environmental, behavioral and cultural factors". It knows no age limit or socio-economic status. To protect one from the sufferings of mental health-related issues, one should regularly exercise, socialise and most importantly stay away from all addictions. Among the survey responders, 61 percent said that their productivity at work was affected by their mental health.

Sataravala adds, "If you ever feel that you need a listening service which is confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental, and non-advisory, you can contact the Connecting helpline".

The School Climate Transformation Grant Program provides $42.4 million to 69 school districts to help develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for, and technical assistance to, schools implementing a multi-tiered system of support for improving school climate.

The Greater Binghamton Health Center celebrated the opening of the state-of-the-art Child and Adolescent Mental Health Center by inviting the community and New York State Commissioner of Mental Health on Wednesday. "But breaking down the stigma and encouraging people to talk, in a helpful, caring and supportive way, can make a difference". Guide and help people about their mental health because a healthy body means healthy mind also.

But the authors said that mental health in the workplace still remains a taboo subject.