Protecting Mental Health in Tunbridge Wells

According to HSE statistics, stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest causes of absence from work in the UK, outstripping all other causes of absence by a long way.  It’s now understood that protecting mental health is just as, if not more important, than protecting physical health.  Many businesses now routinely offer their staff  gym memberships, discounted fitness classes and other benefits, all designed for physical health; maybe it’s time businesses took the mental health of their staff just as seriously and start addressing policies and procedures that make it easier to address mental health in the workplace.  Royal Tunbridge Wells Together will be supporting and working with Fegans and other community groups to ensure that staff wellbeing is high on their agendas.