The majority of people with mental health problems report being misunderstood. Stigma and discrimination often prevent people from seeking help. Employees and managers alike should be encouraged not only to look after their own mental health at work, but to be aware of how colleagues are handling their duties too. In Bupa’s recent Workplace Wellbeing Census, 50% of those surveyed said their colleagues positively affected their wellbeing. Offering help to those around us who may need it can make a significant difference to their life at work for the better.
Plan A are raising awareness within our team to openly discuss Mental Health and Wellbeing. We will all be completing the mental health quiz by Time to Change to start talking to end the mental health stigma.