Mental ill-health costs Britain £99 billion a year

Theresa May

Theresa May

They made 40 recommendations for employers, government and regulators, and called on all employers - regardless of size or industry - to adopt six "mental health core standards".

The Retreat, Nigeria's first goal built mental hospital recently deployed psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, and mental health nurses, in a free mental treatment and awareness forum to mark the World Mental Health Day at the Ikorodu axis of Lagos.

The numbers are revealed today in Thriving at work: The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers, which was commissioned by the prime minister Theresa May in January. It includes research by audit firm Deloitte on costs to employers and the state.

Around 6% of people with a long-term mental health condition lose their job each quarter - amounting to 300,000 people each year - compared with 4% of those with a physical health condition.

"The Retreat is Nigeria's first objective built mental hospital in Nigeria and by deploying high level mental health professionals we intend to give back to the society", he added. Public Health England estimates that only 25% of children and young people who need treatment for a mental health problem are able to access it. Following this, CQC will make full recommendations to encourage improvement in the mental health system for children and young when we publish our thematic review in March 2018.

Provide employees with good working conditions.

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These recommendations are based on best practice or evidence, and the authors state there is a "pressing need" for more robust evidence about what works to support improved mental health at work.

The government has said it is considering the changes to legislation that have been suggested. Workplace mental health should be a priority for organisations across the UK.

Half of this is accounted for by "presenteeism" - where people come to work, but are less productive due to poor mental health - with additional costs from sickness absence and staff turnover.

Many people go through periods of mental ill health that make it more hard for them to work.

It also found that people with long term mental health problems were leaving their jobs double the rate of their colleagues. "It should spur employers into recognising that championing mental health and supporting employees makes good business sense and that inaction comes at a demonstrable cost".

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