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Myth busters: employment law and mental health

Did you know?

  1. At least one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life.1
  2. One in six adults have a mental health problem at any one time.2
  3. Eight in 100 people suffer from mixed anxiety and depression.3

You will have people within your business who suffer with mental illness. That’s why we’ve produced a free guide. It tackles the myths surrounding your employer duties to support the mental health of your employees in the workplace, including:

  • “I can’t ask my employees questions about their mental health”.
  •  “Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety are not disabilities”.
  •  “I don’t need to take steps to support an employee with a mental illness unless it’s caused by work”.
  • “There’s nothing I can do to prevent mental-ill health at work”.
  • “Raising awareness around mental health at work will leave us open to abuse and false claims”.

Put yourself in a better position to support your employees and keep on the right side of employment law. Download the guide below.

Interested in learning more about mental health and wellbeing? Have a look are our latest articles: The effects of COVID-19 on workforce wellbeing and How employers can help reduce the stigma around mental health. 

The information contained herein is based on sources we believe reliable and should be understood to be general insurance and risk management information only. The information is not intended to be taken as advice and cannot be relied upon as such. Statements concerning legal, tax or accounting matters should be understood to be general observations based solely on our experience as insurance brokers and risk consultants and should not be relied upon as legal, tax or accounting advice, which we are not authorised to provide.



1. http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1900
2. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-most-commonmental-health-problems