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Corporate Training

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)'.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-mental-health-work

 

Let’s look at the facts, as taken from Mental Health First Aid England, Accessed May 2020;

 https://mhfaengland.org/mhfa-centre/research-and-evaluation/mental-health-statistics/#workplace

 

The impact of mental ill health

  • 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