Soapbox: SMEs must smash the wall of silence around mental health, says Patrick Watt [UK]

Author: Rachel Bridge, Telegraph (UK), Published on: 3 February 2014

SMEs leaders should end the culture of silence surrounding mental health and create a workplace environment where employees with mental health issues can speak out without fear of damaging their careers, says Patrick Watt, corporate director at private health firm Bupa…He added: "Really good organisations see the value of investing in their people, in both their mental and their physical wellbeing, because they know that healthy people will be productive and engaged people." Watt said that mental illness includes common problems such as stress, depression and anxiety...bipolar disorder or schizophrenia…[A]ccording to the mental health charity Mind, one in six workers are affected by mental health problems...

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