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Can you afford to ignore mental health in the workplace?
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Posted by: Sam Marshall Davies

Can you afford to ignore mental health in the workplace?

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Paul Scully MP, Small Business Minister, wrote an open letter in September to local British businesses, in which he stated that poor mental health has the potential to cost UK employers £42 billion a year, and the UK economy up to £99 billion. Moreover, The Mental Health Foundation estimates that people living with mental health problems contribute an estimated £226 billion gross value added (12.1%) to UK GDP. In recognition of these epic costs, we can no longer ignore the impact that mental health can have on effective work practices. 

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