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The role of the first line manager in supporting mental health

How can employers better support individuals with mental health problems to remain and thrive in work?

In 2017, findings were published from the UK Government-commissioned Stevenson-Farmer review into this very issue.

This found:

  • Employers spend between £33 billion and £42 billion each year because of presenteeism (when individuals attend work but are less productive because of their mental health problem), sickness absence and staff turnover

  • Poor mental health costs the government between £24 billion and £27 billion in lost tax revenue, benefits and NHS expenditure each year

  • Around 300,000 people with a long-term mental health condition lose their jobs each year

This survey by Management Today and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), examines the crucial role line managers play in promoting positive mental health in the workplace – despite the added pressure on them to deliver business objectives.

It is vital that line managers receive the best possible support to empower them to do so, and organisations are clued up on the issues to look out for.

The survey will take no more than five minutes.

As a thank you for taking part, you can choose to enter a prize draw to win a £250 John Lewis voucher.

*Prize draw terms and conditions:
1. To enter: Complete the survey and submit your contact details.  2. Entries close: 11.59pm on 26 February 2019.  3. The prize is: £250 John Lewis Voucher 4. Open to UK residents aged 18 or over  5. No cash alternative. Prizes are non-transferable.  6. Only one entry per person.  7. View full terms and conditions here