European business leaders back charter to combat depression in the workplace

Author: Ian Silvera, International Business Times, Published on: 13 October 2014

"UK Mental Health: Barclays, BT and Royal Mail Team Up to Target Depression in the Workplace", 9 Oct 2014 

Some of Europe's top business leaders, from the likes of Royal Mail, Barclays and BT, have backed a new charter designed to target depression in the workplace. The charter, based on six key principles that share workplace best practice, was unveiled at the first European Business Leadership Forum to Target Depression in the Workplace…The charter encourages the development of company policies, programmes and practices to target depression. It has been endorsed by major employers…The news comes after research from the World Health Organization found that depression, the leading cause of disability worldwide, affects 350 million people and has a direct impact on company profit due to presenteeism (attending work while ill) and absenteeism (taking time off work)…[Also refers to Lundbeck, Luxottica, Nature Publishing Group, Ogilvy & Mather, Unilever]

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