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02 Oct 2020

Mental health issues are on the rise: what should employers be doing with respect to their employees’ mental health?

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On 1 October 2020 the Centre for Mental Health charity published its prediction that up to 10 million people (almost 20% of the population) will need either new or additional mental health support as a direct consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.  This echoes the statistics recently released by the Office of National Statistics that, compared to this time last year, the number of British adults suffering with depression has doubled.
With employees now having to work from home, if they can, and facing the prospect of localised lockdowns, the shifting landscape of COVID-19 restrictions can take a toll on their mental health and lead to, or exacerbate, conditions such as anxiety and depression.

In this e-alert, we look at ways that employers can support their employees during these uncertain times.

Click here to read more.

Please do get in touch with Paul Reeves, Leanne Raven, Elspeth Hunt or your usual Stephenson Harwood contact if you require advice on the issues arising out of this e-alert.

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