Suffolk charities help people tackle stress during Mental Health Awareness Week

More than 70 per cent of workers in London admit to feeling stress at work

More than 70 per cent of workers in London admit to feeling stress at work

"Regular two-way conversations about mental health from leaders to employees will help to end stigmas, but change won't happen overnight".

The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) estimate that 16.2 million people in the United States have experienced major depression at least once in the past year.

The princes issued heartfelt pleas for people to "start a conversation on mental health" as part of a minute-long message which was simultaneously broadcast by hundreds of United Kingdom radio stations at 10.59am today.

Using the location of a web browser or mobile device, the Hub of Hope allows anyone, anywhere to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and suicidal thoughts, as well as providing a "talk now" button connecting users directly to the Samaritans. Our employees' emotional wellbeing should not be one of them.

Most respondents to a separate survey of more than 500 managers by QBE Business Insurance said they wanted more training on how to deal with workers' mental health issues, with many saying they did not feel properly equipped.

The awards are the first time that the Not A Red Card campaign celebrates with employers and their employees in this capacity and will be open to businesses of all sizes, who have demonstrated how they have helped tackle the issue of mental health in the workplace.

The collaborative, profession-wide project, invites all law firms and other organisations to get involved to learn from and share best practice.

"The statistics would suggest that stress looms large for the British workforce, which - as a country of employers - is something we need to address", he said.

Amy Eagle, operational director for women's and children's division and NNUH mental health lead said: "Treating patients' physical health and mental health together is really important, and the expansion of the service will be of massive benefit to the local community needing this joined up service".

One way employers can support staff is by providing confidential telephone support services through their EAP or to engage an external service such as RedArc, a national long-term support service run by professional nurses.

Shockingly, in 15% of cases where employees disclosed a mental health issue to a line manager, the employee subsequently became subject to disciplinary procedures, demotion or dismissal.

Launched to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the £320,000 cash injection from the Bank of Scotland Foundation is set to be split between a variety of groups.

Many of us don't know how to respond to people when they bring up their mental illness.

The Sober Advantage, a wellness provider, is today launching a first for football, a coaching programme focused entirely on the player's mental health and wellbeing.

HPFT's chief executive Tom Cahill said: "Most of us are juggling extremely busy lives and it's vital to make time to look after our mental health".

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