The BMG Research Employee Panel (made up of a representative sample of 1,000 UK employees) was surveyed in March 2017.

We see the impact of mental health on the UK workforce, and how line managers and employers play a critical role in supporting staff through effective conversations and Wellbeing Strategies.

There are clear benefits to having a Wellbeing Strategy for both employees and businesses

  • Employees who work for an organisation that has a Wellbeing Strategy are twice as likely to believe their employer genuinely cares about their wellbeing.
  • Why is this important? Because levels of employee engagement increase by 31% points amongst employees who believe their employer cares about their wellbeing.
  • So what’s the issue? Just 28% of employees surveyed say their employer has a Wellbeing Strategy, and this drops to just 13% of employers of up to 250 staff.

One third of days taken off work through illness in the UK are a direct result of work-related pressure or stress

  • This rises to as high as three quarters of days taken off work through illness by Health Professionals (Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Vets).
  • In fact, 21% of Health Professionals had 10+ days off work in 2016 as a direct result of work-related pressure or stress.
  • The average number of days taken off work due to work-related pressure or stress is higher among the 45-54s (5.2 days per year) and in the South East (6.6 days per year).