Mental health crisis facing UK
Latest research from Aviva confirms the mental health crisis that the UK is facing, with half of UK adults (26 million people) admitting that they are unsure or uncomfortable about telling others if they have a mental health problem. Interestingly, in Aviva’s Wellbeing Report, the same number (47%) of UK adults said they were currently experiencing or have recovered from a past mental health condition.
“Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) are an important part of the solution to this impending mental health crisis and can provide much needed support to individuals who are struggling with their mental health. EAPs are one of the quickest ways for people who are facing a wide range of mental health issues to access counselling and related support services.
“And given the current pressure on NHS primary care services, EAPs are particularly well placed to provide positive, professional support for people to help them identify and resolve personal issues that are affecting their mental health and may be impacting – or have the potential to – impact on job performance and the wider workplace,” said Neil Mountford, chair of the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
You can read more about Aviva’s research here.