At least 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem each year.
While the overall rate of sickness absence has fallen by 15%-20% since 2009, absence due to mental health reasons in this period has risen by around 5%.
About 70 million working days are lost each year due to mental health issues, costing Britain £70-100bn annually. Presenteeism can double the cost.
Mental health conditions range from mild depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia, OCD, phobias, PTSD, to schizophrenia – all of which are just as serious as the next.