Empowering Businesses to Support Employees

The importance of mental well-being in the workplace is rising high on the agenda. According to the Mental Health Foundation, in 2018:

  • Almost 15% of people experience mental health problems in the workplace.

  • 12.7% of all sickness absence days taken in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions.

  • Better mental health support in the workplace could save UK businesses up to £8 billion a year.

Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, costing an average of £1,300 per employee per year
— Centre for Mental Health
Photo by Giles Babbidge

Photo by Giles Babbidge

can your business afford not to invest in mental well-being?

As businesses inevitably feel the pressure to support their employees well-being, it can be hard to know which of the possible initiatives on offer will make a lasting impact. We believe this shouldn’t be a box-ticking exercise and provide a unique opportunity to directly support employees through our programmes.

There’s a compelling case for investing in early intervention and proactive prevention. Deloitte pointed to as much as 9:1 ROI on an enterprise-wide approach of mental health interventions at work.

For a low-cost investment businesses can fund places on our events for their team struggling with existing mental health conditions, or who would benefit from early intervention and support. Bursary places can also be funded on behalf of existing charities to provide a wider CSR and community benefit.

getting your employer involved

We are aiming to secure 50 partner businesses across the UK to pledge £1,000 and fund 200 places on our events in 2020 for their employees and general public who would benefit.

Are you a business owner? Please get in touch.

Are you an employee? Why not send them this page?

This was a challenge for me and the leadership team did everything to aid my comfort. I was attracted by the balance of physical challenge and mental/emotional development. I know the weekend has made a lasting impression and some change on a personal level.
— 2018 Mind Over Mountains Participant