A recent Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development study highlighted the impact that mental ill health can have on organisations. The study found that:
- 37% of sufferers are more likely to get into conflict with colleagues
- 57% find it harder to juggle multiple tasks
- 80% find it difficult to concentrate
- 62% take longer to do tasks
- 50% are potentially less patient with customers/clients.
Fundemntal Facts About Mental Health surveys in 2015and 2016 found that;
- In 2014, 19.7% of people in the UK aged 16 and older showed symptoms of anxiety or depression
- Nearly half (43.4%) of adults think that they have had a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their life (35.2% of men and 51.2% of women).
- A fifth of men (19.5%) and a third of women (33.7%) have had diagnoses confirmed by professionals.
- One in six (17%) of people over the age of 16 had a common mental health problem in the week prior to being interviewed.
- In 2014, 17.5% of working-age adults (16--64 years old) had symptoms of common mental health problems.
- Mental illness is the largest single cause of disability in our society and costs the English economy at least £77 billion a year.