The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. It is a topic of which I am deeply passionate, and is at the heart of my business: from delivering the 2-Day Youth Mental Health First Aid course, to research, to workshops in schools. Every generation faces … Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2018: Children and Young People. Why is there a ticking time bomb?
It is estimated that 50% of long-term mental health problems start by the age of 14, and 75% by the age of 18.  At £105bn, the social and financial costs of poor mental health on the economy are vast.  This includes lost productivity - absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace – as well … Continue reading Children’s Mental Health – Why It Matters.
The topic of mental health in the workplace is increasing in importance across the UK. A recent review finds that poor mental health costs the UK economy between £74 billion and £99 billion every year, with employers facing an annual cost of £33 billion to £42 billion. There is also an undeniable human cost. Mental ill … Continue reading Mental health in the workplace: what, why and how?
5 Reasons We Should Take Note This World Mental Health Day