Building mental resilience in the workplace

The results of our survey

In the UK, 70 million days are lost every year through poor mental health, and stress is a factor in between 50% and 60% of all lost working days. This represents a huge cost, both in terms of human distress and damage to the economy. One study puts the annual cost of depression to the American economy at $44 billion. The epidemic may explain the mystery of why, in the UK, output per worker is falling even whilst employment recovers. As Miles Davis once sang, these days: ‘Blue can be the livin’ dues / We’re all a’paying’.

To find out more, Saffron Interactive conducted an anonymous survey of over 70 senior managers in a range of FTSE250 organisations, local government bodies and smaller consultancies.  Specific job functions included global training managers, L&D managers, operations managers, HR business partners and L&D business partners.

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