Mental health in the workplace

World Mental Health Day 2017

Mental health in the workplace

A lot of time during our adult lives is spent at work. Our experiences within the workplace can have a knock on affect on determining our overall health and well being. Employers who put in workplace initiatives to promote mental health, and offer support to employees who are suffering from mental health disorders experience gains not only in their employees health but also on how productive they are at work. A negative working environment,can lead to physical and mental health problems, abuse of substances – drugs and alcohol, absenteeism and loss of productivity.

 

Depression and anxiety are amongst the most common mental health disorders and have a impact on our ability to work, and to work productively. Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression, the leading cause of disability. More than 260 million are living with anxiety disorders. Many of these people live with both.

 

Each year on mental health awareness day there is a theme to raising awareness the theme for 2017 is Mental health in the workplace  World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of better mental health.

 

If you do need help please speak to your GP or contact one of the organisations below.

TELEPHONE HELPLINES

UK National Mental Health Telephone Helplines

 

Website / Organisation

Telephone Other info
 The Samaritans 116 123 jo@

samaritans.org

Support Line 020 8554 9004
Careline 0845 122 8622 Mon-Fri 10am-1pm, 7-10pm
Mind 0845 766 0163 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Rethink 0845 456 0455

or 0207 840 3188

advice@

rethink.org

Saneline 0845 767 8000 6 – 11pm daily.  

Offers multilingual support

NHS Direct 0845 4647 24 hour
Self Injury Support

Bristol Crisis Centre for women

0808 800 8088 Tues & Weds 7-10pm

Thurs 3-6pm

Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre 0808 802 9999 Daily 12 – 2.30pm

7 – 9.30pm

Survivors UK

for male abuse victims

0845 122 1201 Mon, Tue,

Thur 7 – 9.30pm

National Self Harm Network 0800 622 6000 7 – 11pm
Anxiety Alliance 0845 296 7877

10am – 10pm

anxiety

alliance@

ntlworld.com

No Panic 0808 808 0545
Anxiety UK 08444 775 774

Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm

support@

anxietyuk

.org.uk

Depression Alliance 0845 123 23 20
B-eat

Eating Disorder Association

08456 341 414

Mon-Fri

12 noon-5 or 8.30

help@

b-eat.co.uk

 

Crossline

National Christian Helpline

0300 111 0101 9am – midnight
OCD Action 0845 390 62 32

10-4 Mon-Fri

support@

ocdaction

.org.uk

Young Minds

for parents

0808 802 5544

Mon-Fri 9.30am -4pm

parents@

youngminds

.org.uk

Hearing Voices 0845 122 86 42 Tues 1 – 4pm
Premier Lifeline(Christian) 0300 111 0101 Daily 9am – 12mn
Chinese Mental Health Association 0845 1228 660 Mon-Fri 4-6pm
BPD World

 

08700 053 273 Support for Borderline Personality Disorder
Bipolar UK 0333 323 3880 or

020 7931 6480

info@bipolaruk.org.uk
Domestic Violence 0808 2000 247 24 hour
Survivors of bereavement by suicide 0844 561 6855 9am – 9pm daily
Cruse Bereavement Care 0844 477 9400 9 – 5pm
Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555
Frank (drugs) 0800 77 66 00 24 hours

Multilingual

Narcotics Anonymous 0300 999 1212
Alzheimers Society 0845 300 0336 Dementia helpline

8.30 – 6.30 Mon-Fri

Post-Natal Illness 020 7386 0868

 

office hours
Parentline 0808 800 2222

 

Email
Muslim Youth Helpline 0808 808 2008

Mon – Fri 6pm – 12mn

Sat – Sun 12noon – 12mn

help@

myh.org.uk

Muslim Community Helpline 0208 904 8193

0208 908 6715

Mon – Fri 10am – 1pm
Jewish Helpline 0800 652 9249 Sun-Thurs 12-12mn

Friday 12-3pm (winter) & 12-6pm (summer)

Rethink – Asian mental health helpline 0808 800 2073 Mon & Wed 4 – 7pm

Tues & Thur 12 – 3pm

National Debtline 0808 808 4000 Mon – Fri 9am-9pm

Sat 9.30am-1pm

Suicide:  There is Hope

Young people can use above helplines, or these below

Get Connected

0808 808 4994

1pm – 11pm

 

help@get

connected

.org.uk

B-eat

08456 347 650

Text 07977 493 345

fyp@

b-eat.co.uk

TESS

(for young women who self injure)

Text 0780 047 2908

Mon -Wed 7-9pm, Thurs 3.30-5.30pm

Email

Calm Zone

Young men 15-35

0800 58 58 58

Mon-Tues, Sat-Sun 5-12mn

info@

thecalmzone

.net

ChildLine 0800 1111 Email, text,

forums etc