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  • Long-term absence may account for only 5% of absence episodes but these amount to over 40% of total working time lost1
  • 12% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions2
  • Work is validating, confidence boosting and helpful but employees returning after absence find it a very challenging time and often drop out without proper support
  • Poor mental health costs employers between £33 billion and £42 billion a year, with an annual cost to the UK economy of between £74 billion and £99 billion3
  • Promoting wellbeing at work through personalised information and support yields a financial return
  • Line managers – and colleagues – play a crucial part in the health and mental wellbeing of their employees
  • We can make a positive impact on improving mental health, support for physical health and neurodiversity at work

1   Working for a Healthier Tomorrow (2008) Dame Carol Black
2   ONS (2014) Full report: Sickness Absence on the Labour Market, February 2014
3   Thriving at work: The Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers, October 2017

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