According to charity Mind, at least one in six workers experiences common mental health problems including anxiety and depression, with ‘work’ the biggest cause of stress in people’s lives – more so than debt or financial problems.
ACAS agrees, and reports health in the workplace is no longer just about health and safety, and minimising physical hazards. Instead, employers are rightly placing more emphasis on physical and mental fitness.
In the latest edition of the Brief Conversation podcast, Jenny Heyes, people consultant at Napthens meets Jonathan Bowyer, director at leadership and coaching facilitator ‘View from Here’ to discuss issues ranging from whether stress is simply a part of modern working life and should be accepted as such, to whether workplaces are treating the issue seriously enough and how it can affect a business’ bottom line.
Jonathan Bowyer is the director at View From Here