Prince William reveals how working as an ambulance pilot affected him

Leslie Hanson
September 13, 2018

A "STEP CHANGE" in workplace culture is needed in order to address mental health issues, a charity has said, after it revealed that nearly half of workers have experienced problems such as anxiety, low mood and stress.

This comes after a survey found that 48% of people employed across the country "have experienced mental health problems in their current job", according to CNN.

This suggests as many as one in four United Kingdom workers is struggling in silence with problems such as anxiety, low mood and stress, the researchers said.

In the next part of his fight to end the stigma around mental health, Prince William launched Mental Health at Work, an online portal with resources and information on mental health. This results in an average of 24 days lost per worker.

It is not the first time the Duke of Cambridge has gotten involved with mental health charities.

The Duke will give a speech during the event followed by Antonio Horta Osorio, chief executive of Lloyds Bank, who is expected to talk about his own experiences of workplace problems.

To tackle the issue, The Duke of Cambridge has teamed up with several mental health organisations to launch a free resource aimed at improving staff wellbeing.

Mental Health at Work is one of the initiatives being driven by William as part of his ongoing work with Heads Together.

The charity Mind conducted the survey, which included almost 44,000 participants.

Last year's Government-commissioned Thriving at Work report showed that as many as 300,000 people lose their job each year due to a mental health problem, and that poor mental health at work costs the United Kingdom economy between £72 billion and £99 billion.

"We know that employers want to do more and are starting to see mental health as a priority, but often don't know where to start".

A study conducted by Deloitte last year also showed that "mental health issues cost United Kingdom employers between £33 billion and £42 billion each year". Furthermore poor mental health at work costs the United Kingdom economy between £72bn and £99bn.

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