Quarter of Forth Valley people not comfortable discussing mental health at work
Written by centralfmnews on October 10, 2019
One in four people in the Forth Valley say they don’t feel comfortable talking about their mental health at work.
Charity ‘See Me’, which carried out the survey, think employers should do more to help workers feel confident about speaking out.
Their research has been released to coincide with World Mental Health Day.
They’ve launched a new workplace programme, to tackle discrimination – and improve mental health support.
Wendy Halliday, See Me director, said: “These stats show that not enough people feel comfortable talking about mental health at work, which can lead to people feeling like they have nowhere to go if they’re struggling.
“Focusing on suicide this World Mental Health day give us all the opportunity to start conversations that could save lives.
“It’s important that in all areas of our lives we are able to say we’re not okay, especially in work. We’re delighted to see these major employers sign up, and take action today, to show that mental health discrimination cannot continue and create supportive cultures where people can ask for help.
“We would encourage everyone to do something today to let someone know they’re not alone if they’re struggling.”