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Managing mental health at work

19th January 2023

Mental health conditions are a major cause of sickness absence. In the UK, 18 million absence days were due to mental health conditions in 2021. In the South West, 11.7 millions days were lost due to sickness absence in 2021 (Office for National Statistics

There are effective actions to prevent mental health risks at work, protect and promote mental health at work and support workers with mental health conditions. 

To protect mental health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends manager training for mental health, training for workers and interventions for individuals.  

In North Somerset we are lucky to have for a limited time, free online manager training for mental health to equip businesses with the confidence and skills to have supportive conversations with their staff about mental health and wellbeing. 

Sign up now to take advantage of this opportunity to benefit both employees and your business: 

Thrive at Work West of England – Growth Hub ( 

For further workplace health and wellbeing information for all North Somerset businesses, browse the information and resources available: Healthy Workplaces | Better Health North Somerset (

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