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Profits rack up for FTSE 100 firms with eye on mental health

10 October 2017

The Health Ministry's Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council welcomed the government's move to introduce the Malaysia Psychological Wellbeing Index, which was proposed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi during the launch of the Human Capital Psychology Conference, yesterday.

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health. There are inadequate numbers of specialised healthcare workers to serve the population, which leads to poor access to quality mental health care of good quality and ultimately, complications and costly hospitalisations.

The Foundation have published a guide (https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-support-mental-health-work) and are calling on people to use it to make their workplaces more "mentally friendly".

In August, YouGov was commissioned by Unum to carry out an online survey of 1,000 people with experience of mental health problems in work, and 1,000 people with line management responsibilities.

The Royals are among those to speak in support of mental health charities, including Heads TogetherHow else are people marking World Mental Health Day?

She said: "One in two adults with debts have a mental health problem".

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

Stigma surrounding mental health is low amongst the general student population, but the same can not be said for the Jewish community. We are also working with Guildford First to highlight awareness.

Mental health like sexuality or gender is fluid and on a spectrum there will be times where you will feel more anxious than others for example when you have a job interview or the stock you invested in drops in market value.

Therefore Sadag suggests that the attitudes which promote acceptance and openness about depression and other related illnesses could have a meaningful impact on improving workplace productivity, while acceptance and support from managers could foster a work environment which is tolerant toward those suffering from depression or other mental health conditions. "This can be due to fear of losing their jobs, being ostracised from colleagues, or lack of mental health knowledge, not understanding why they are going through a spell of periods of not being well", said Seape. The ratio has been increased by 18 percent from 2005 to 2015 and today, up to 300 million people are living with depression, according to the latest estimation of WHO.

Music producer Tepari Waaka said it was great to see people who suffered with anxiety out spreading the word about mental health. "Our Ambassadors have been clear in expressing that youth mental health services need to be more individualised to meet the mental health needs of young Islanders and that a one-size-fits-all approach simply does not meet their needs".

Strategic mental health pathways must be created and used to normalise people's experience of recovering from and managing mental health issues, in much the same way that physical assessments and workplace adjustments have normalised people's experience of, and willingness to seek help with, musculoskeletal issues.

Profits rack up for FTSE 100 firms with eye on mental health