Although it is not a legal requirement to have a Workplace Mental Health Policy in place it is essential that you take care of your employees’ mental health and having a document which looks at the necessary requirements and risks is a good way of doing that. Creating a happy working environment helps to protect staff and maintain office productivity.

A third of all working days lost due to illness or injury in the workplace are caused by stress, anxiety or depression. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show it is one of the highest contributors for sick days in the UK.


Sick days from stress – Daily Mail

HSE Statistics for Working days lost in Great Britain

Work-related stress, anxiety or depression statistics in Great Britain, 2021