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--E. F. Schumacher

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Incorporated Council of Law Reporting
The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales (ICLR) is the publisher of the most authoritative law reports in the UK. The Council publishes The Weekly Law Reports, The Law Reports, which appear monthly with the addition of the argument of counsel, The Industrial Cases Reports, The Statutes & Public General Acts and The Consolidated Index. In addition ICLR provides The Daily Law Notes and The Industrial Cases Reports Express free of charge via this website.

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A recent report by Business in the Community found that although progress is being made, there is a need for greater organisational awareness of the support required for better mental health at work.

The national survey found that:

·        3 in 4 employees have experienced symptoms of poor mental health.

·        77% of employees have experienced symptoms of poor mental health at some point in their lives and 29% of employees have been diagnosed with a mental health condition

·        62% of employees attributed their symptoms of poor mental health to work or said that work was a contributing factor

·        35% of employees did not approach anyone for support the last time they experienced poor mental health

·        9% of employees who experienced symptoms of poor mental health experienced disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal

·        76% of line managers believe they are responsible for employee wellbeing, but only 22% have received training

This report also includes recommendations and calls to action for employers.

The workplace is often the first place signs can be seen of a mental health issue but many don’t know how to spot signs or respond to them. Equally, a stressful work environment might contribute to mental health problems for some and this does not need to be the case. We hear every day that employers have a real desire to tackle this and many are doing some great things that we want to share. Employers need to recognise the scale of poor mental health in the workplace and take significant steps to reduce the risk of their workplace being a contributor.


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