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#WorldMentalHealthDay: Twitter erupts with support for employees

10 October 2017, 06:44 | Melissa Porter

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Activities for World Mental Health Day

"Our fundraising efforts will create a pioneering Mental Health Money Advice Service as we believe that there is distinct link between mental health and financial hardship, which this advice service aims to address".

Similar to many other mental health services, there had been an increase in people needing support, especially among middle-aged people, she said. Through powerful words and actions, we can shift the social and systemic barriers for those living with mental health conditions.

For this year's World Mental Health Day, we launched a Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit illustrating a strategic step-by-step process to achieving this "whole organisational approach", providing a suite of resources to help facilitate this.

"No one should feel ashamed of talking about mental health problems and we want to break the culture of silence around mental health in the workplace".

And finally, the AWSOM study at Curtin University (Australia) looked at whether teaching employees a new dance move each day and then meeting up once a week to dance the week's choreography together improves their physical and mental well-being and group bonding.

Onfido told Business Insider it had 87 employees attending Sanctus mental health sessions, more than half its total staff count.

The relationship between mental and physical health 'Mental and other health can not be separated, ' says Van Emmenis.

Royals Wills, Kate and Harry will also be helping to raise awareness today. The guide, which included input from Public Health England and Mind, included several ideas on how they can take a lead in de-stigmatising mental health in the workplace.

Malaysia has an estimated 15 million workforce as of past year, but it is unclear how many workers have mental health issues.

For those with mental health conditions, returning to work following an absence or periods of being unwell was necessary and beneficial for their own wellbeing.

1 in 100 (or 2.4 million) live with schizophrenia. In an global review of workplace mental health guidelines published in the Preventive Medicine journal, the Standard scored highest for quality and comprehensiveness, ahead of 20 other guidelines reviewed.

But while the number of those affected who are willing to speak up is on the rise, there is still a disconnect in terms of how mental wellbeing is handled by employers.

"While discussions around mental health wellbeing at work are undeniably more frequent and prevalent, which is enormously encouraging, more still needs to be done to help end the stigma attached to those who are struggling with these issues".

"Research tells us that many other factors contribute to the onset of depression, including genetics, changes in hormone levels, medical conditions, stress, grief or hard living circumstances", he said. "Too often line managers simply don't know what to do or what support is available for someone with a mental health problem - that's why more support is needed".

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