Dr Ashley Weinberg, co-author of the report said: "Poorly designed jobs, work that is not well organised and challenging work environments can trigger or exacerbate mental health conditions".
Employers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote positive mental health and support employees who have mental health issues see gains not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work. It is estimated that only about a quarter of people with a mental health problem in the United Kingdom receive ongoing treatment, leaving the majority of people grappling with mental health issues on their own, seeking help or information, and dependent on the informal support of family, friends or colleagues.
"One might argue that the more a company holds itself publicly accountable for the wellbeing of its employees, the more they invest in it", the report said. It's also an opportunity for us to assess our own well being.
Although it's encouraging to see that attitudes towards mental health are shifting and that employers recognise their responsibilities regarding wellbeing in the workplace, this report demonstrates that we need to do more to translate this awareness into action.
Numerous staff members who answered the survey say that these problems exist because of understaffing.
"Our report offers solutions to many of these problems".
A New Zealand study found for the first time found a link between mental health and a view of the sea or ocean, with an increased visibility of blue space significantly associated with lower levels of psychological distress.
"Older people are potentially vulnerable and we have to be careful that we don't normalise depression and anxiety as a routine part of ageing", commented Helen Stokes-Lampard, RCGP chair. "Global Positioning System are the first port of call for many older people, so we are equipping doctors and their teams to better spot and tackle mental ill health in older adults".
"Anxiety and depression are potentially serious mental health conditions for people of all ages and must be treated as such". A third of those surveyed by The Hoxby Collective said they suffered mental health problems as a direct result of working rigid hours, including stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia.