July 17 2013
During an economic downturn, employers are unlikely to put the mental health of their workers at the top of the agenda. But recent research from RAND Europe suggests that it is precisely in these circumstances that employers cannot afford to ignore the mental well-being of employees.
Britain's employees are feeling more insecure and pressured at work than at any other time in the past 20 years, according to recent research by the Institute of Education (IoE) at the University of London. At the same time, a recent cross-European survey funded by the European Safety and Health at Work Agency (EU-OSHA) predicts that stress in the workplace will rise over the next five years.