18th February – HRZone.com – Ask the Expert: strategies for mental wellbeing
The statistics are stark: one in four British adults will suffer at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year according to The Office for National Statistics.
Yet, despite the prevalence of people suffering from stress, depression and other mental illnesses, there is such a huge stigma around mental health that many people are worried about the effect on their careers of admitting they have a problem.
HRZone talked to consultant psychiatrist Dr William Shanahan, medical director at Nightingale Hospital, about what HR professionals and individuals themselves can do to keep healthy.
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