Well here is a non-news headline, one that I’ve read before more than once I can tell you. This time though it is more worrying with more than 75% of the survey reporting poor mental health and the majority saying work is a factor. Don’t think of the percentage, but look around you now. What do you actually see? Look at the real people – three or four of your work colleagues – what are their names? How abstract does it seem now?
Now look at the managers and their agenda. The majority are putting the interests of the organisation ahead of your mental health. Does this describe your work place? Do you feel valued?
The arguments for a healthy work-force who feel valued and looked after are well rehearsed. So why doesn’t every company improve their bottom line by looking after their staff? I suppose I should feel grateful that at least a fifth of managers have had some training, but what about the rest? What is their excuse for not knowing about a critical part of their job description?
You must take some of the blame; find out what your company is proposing to do about it. Or can’t you be bothered?
Get some ideas from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ELSaN2fdA
Dr Andy Macaulay, Consultant Psychiatrist has commented following an article that appeared in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/04/mental-health-work-bitc-yougov-study-share-your-experiences