Xero champions mental health awareness and support in the workplace

10 October, 2018, 06:56 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development report added that mental disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and will cost the global economy $16 trillion by 2030. It is time to act on mental health, ' he said in a message on Tuesday marking World Mental Health Day to be observed today. People from all different sections of the society come out in support to celebrate this annual awareness program and discuss its effects on people's lives worldwide. Antisocial behavior, affective disturbances, eating disorder, risk taking behavior, substance abuse and much more have their onset during this period.

According to WHO, "For many, these are exciting times".

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Hudson, who leads a team of more than 1000 people at the accounting software firm in this country, said the policy would go some way to making people realise "it's okay to not be okay". Three-quarters of those who suffer from mental illnesses develop symptoms by age 24. One in four people in the United Kingdom suffer from this illness and I really hope this campaign will continue to extend the conversation about how important good mental health is, and how urgently we need the government to pour money into mental health resources - the county's crying out for it. Minorities tend to have less access to and availability of mental health services, and according to the National Association of Mental Illness, African-Americans and Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about half the rate of whites in the past year. Though very hard to identify but early identification of mental illnesses among youth is important. Results from our Workplace Wellbeing Index show that 48 per cent of employees have experienced a mental health problem at their current job. "The quality of mental health services is routinely worse than the quality of those for physical health", says their report, launched at a global ministerial mental health summit in London. The survey of 1,000 people also showed that a tenth of employers did not recognise stress as a condition, despite being aware of it as a growing problem.

The Betterfuture: Better Mental Health programme has been built using the framework introduced by Building Mental Health; an industry-wide initiative joining construction businesses with active and freely available support, information and advice.

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"Many adolescents are also living in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies such as conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics". Experts estimate that one in four people have treatable mental or emotional difficulties, but up to 75 percent of sufferers don't seek the help they need.

We don't laugh at people for joining a gym or attending yoga classes, but, we judge them for seeing a counsellor or a mental health specialist!

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Children's mental health may seem like a huge problem to tackle, but everyone can take small steps to help. Also, almost two-thirds (65%) said they would feel uncomfortable asking for a mental health sick day - with embarrassment being the top reason cited, followed by not liking to take time off work and not wanting to let colleagues down.

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