Workplace Mental Health
Work and mental health are closely intertwined. A safe and healthy working environment supports mental health, and good mental health enables people to work productively. An unsafe or unhealthy working environment can undermine mental health, and poor mental health can interfere with a person’s ability to work if left unsupported.
Globally, 15% of working-age adults live with a mental disorder. Mental disorders and other mental health conditions are experienced in different ways by different people, with varying degrees of difficulty and distress.
Without effective structures and support in place, and despite a willingness to work, the impact of unsupported mental health conditions can affect self-confidence, enjoyment at work, capacity to work, absences and ability to gain employment. Carers and family members are similarly affected.