Keeping mentally healthy at work

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If you’re having problems with your mental health at work, you’re not alone. Every year, mental health problems cause 300,000 of us to leave our jobs.

Until recently, lots of us have been scared to admit to having mental health problems at work in case our bosses or colleagues think we’re not up to the job.

The good news is that attitudes are changing and even the Government is now urging employers to do more to help staff. It commissioned a report, Thriving at Work, to encourage employers to make more of an effort to help workers experiencing mental health issues, and reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding the subject.

If you have a mental health problem, you can now expect your employer to follow a set of agreed guidelines to help them treat you fairly and give you the help you need.

Your company might offer a range of helpful benefits from work-based counselling flexible working or perhaps gym benefits. Why not make a decision to find out about what help is available by talking to your HR team or your manager today? Taking action now could help ensure you are not one of the 300,000 leaving their job next year.

To find out what other steps you could take to maintain your mental health, take a look at our guides on mental health.

The Bank Workers Charity exists to support the health and wellbeing of current and former bank workers and their families. Contact us on 0800 0234 834 or visit www.bwcharity.org.uk

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