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The mental health and wellbeing of employees is more and more an issue for employers and employees.  Many studies now recognise that it is possibly the biggest single cause of workplace absence and that the costs for employers in terms of lost productivity are very large.

Many other studies point to the positive effects on the workplace of having a high level of wellbeing among the workforce – productivity tends to be higher, creativity is enhanced and the working atmosphere is supportive and positive.

In spite of the high level of costs of poor mental wellbeing and the benefits that can be achieved form having a high level of wellbeing, employers and employees are often reluctant to become involved in promoting positive mental wellbeing.  This may be a result of not being aware of what can be done and also because of a fear of engaging with the issue, not trusting that any issues that arise will be dealt with sensitively, or many other reasons. 

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