|No one is without ‘economic stress’ in these austere days|
A new report published by the TUC (Good practice in workplace mental health) says workers have been experiencing a significant increase in stress, which in some cases has led to mental ill health, as a result of the impact of austerity on their work & home lives.
Although there is greater public awareness of mental health, the number of workers affected by mental health issues is enormous, says the TUC. Many employers do not deal with mental health issues and this may lead to many people losing their job, and even worse, failing to find new work as a result of the stigma associated with mental health issues.
Good practice in workplace mental health is based on a seminar held to share good practice examples from unions in different sectors and the experiences of delegates. It focussed on preventing problems arising as well as solving them positively when they did occur.