Work-related stress, depression or anxiety is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work. Colour Your World offers training in the workplace and online to help teach methods of relaxation through mindfulness and meditation, improve work-life balance, manage stress, enhance creativity and increase productivity. Introducing Mindfulness, meditation and mindset strategy into the workplace has already proven to be successful and is being employed by some of the world’s most forward-thinking companies, such as Google.
According to the Mental Health Foundation,
'Promoting wellbeing at work through personalised information and advice, a risk-assessment questionnaire, seminars, workshops and web-based materials will cost approximately £80 per employee per year. For a company with 500 employees, where all employees undergo the intervention, it is estimated that an initial investment of £40,000 will result in a net return of £347,722 in savings, mainly due to reduced presenteeism (lost productivity that occurs due to an employee working while ill) and absenteeism (missing work due to ill health)'.
Let’s look at the facts, as taken from Mental Health First Aid England, Accessed May 2020;
1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year
792 million people are affected by mental health issues worldwide
At any given time, 1 in 6 working-age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health
Mental illness is the second-largest source of burden of disease in England. Mental illnesses are more common, long-lasting and impactful than other health conditions
Mental ill health is responsible for 72 million working days lost and costs £34.9 billion each year
Note: Different studies will estimate the cost of mental ill health in different ways. Other reputable research estimates this cost to be as high as £74–£99 billion
The total cost of mental ill health in England is estimated at £105 billion per year
People with a long-term mental health condition lose their jobs every year at around double the rate of those without a mental health condition. This equates to 300,000 people – the equivalent of the population of Newcastle or Belfast
75% of mental illness (excluding dementia) starts before age 18
Note: Dementia is more accurately described as a progressive neurological disorder (a condition affecting the brain’s structure and subsequent function over time), and typically does not occur before the age of 30
Men aged 40-49 have the highest suicide rates in the UK
70-75% of people with diagnosable mental illness receive no treatment at all