One Month to Go Until World Mental Health Day!

For employers, it can be difficult to know how to deal with issues surrounding mental illness in the workplace and sometimes it seems like the easiest option is to just ignore it. However, not tackling these issues can have a direct impact on your bottom line and increase your staff turnover.

As well as the substantial cost savings that can be made through creating an environment that enhances health and wellbeing, employers will notice that staff morale is lifted and productivity is increased. Staff that are both mentally and physically healthy are often motivated to stay in work and recover from sickness at a much higher rate, as well as being at a lower risk of long term illnesses. Mental illnesses such as stress, depression and anxiety result in a total of 15.8 million sick days per year. This absence could be significantly reduced if employers are equipped with the right tools and information.

Shropshire Council’s supported employment service, Enable, is hosting a free event for World Mental Health Day – Making Mental Health your Business – on Tuesday 10 October from 8:30am to 10:30am, at Shrewsbury Football Club. Enable hopes to follow the success of last year’s event, in which 100% of people surveyed said that they would recommend the event to a friend or colleague.

Making Mental Health your Business will include first-hand accounts of mental health employment from the perspective of an employer and Enable client, as well as Mental Health First Aid taster sessions. The combination of presentations and workshops will enhance employer’s knowledge of how to approach mental illness in the workplace as well as providing them with tips on how to prevent incidents surrounding mental illness from occurring.
The event will offer employers the chance to speak to Enable’s expert advisors to learn about the support available through their services. There will also be the opportunity to network with other local businesses during a free breakfast.

To book your place, simply email:

To find out more about the event, please visit or phone 01743 276 900