United Kingdom workers turn to tech to help look after their mental health

Helen-Maria Vasiliadis

Helen-Maria Vasiliadis

"People come to Xero to do the best work of their lives, which is why it's vital we support not only their physical wellbeing, but their mental wellbeing as well", said Rachael Powell, Chief Customer and People Officer at Xero. Yet, social stigma and discrimination associated with mental illnesses are significant barriers to an individual's health and may also prevent an employee from seeking help, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When it comes to mental health, says the commission, every country is a developing country. Mental health and youth therefore assumes paramount importance. Organize group exercises with friends to improve your mental health.

"It's these people who need to be at the heart of what we do and I welcome this opportunity to work closely with them, as well as experts, to oversee a cross-Government suicide prevention plan, making their sure their views are always heard". Just like physical conditions, mental health conditions can be managed.

"We gave an overview of what mental health actually is, looking at the stigma around mental health and challenging that". This latest research, plus the rapidly rising demand for our workplace mental health first aid courses show this is an issue all employers should be getting to grips with.

Evidence is growing that promoting and protecting adolescent mental health benefits not just adolescents' health, in the short- and the long-term, but also economies and society as whole, with healthy young adults able to make greater contributions to the workforce, their families and communities.

Over the last decade, nearly five times as many students have disclosed a mental health condition to their university compared with 10 years ago.

World Mental Health Day, 10 October, is a day for global mental health education and advocacy; an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental issues worldwide.

The report shows that in many countries, people with mental disorders still routinely suffer gross human rights violations - including shackling, torture and imprisonment.

"We are aware that improvements to the system have taken place over the years but we feel we can not wait another two, four, six years for certain changes to be made".

Guterres said poor mental health during adolescence has an impact on educational achievement and increases the risk of alcohol and substance use and violent behaviour. Now its 2000-strong global workforce can now access personal leave for their wellbeing and mental health when they need it most. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. "Other common disorders are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Austism Spectrum Disorder and for young teens and adolescents eating disorders are also prevalent", she said.

"We feel that the mental health staff in the GHA are already working very hard, providing a very good service of care within the remit of their responsibilities, but beyond that there is simply not a solid enough structure available to ensure best practice".

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