How companies can benefit from aiding mental health

January 18, 2019

Most people spend more of their waking hours at work than at home, so good working conditions and an employee wellbeing programme help — often that means dealing with non-work-related problems. The largest number of calls to L&G’s employee assistance programme relate to problem debt, which is unsurprising when you consider that research published in 2017 by the UK’s Money and Mental Health Policy Institute found that 67 per cent of UK employees in financial difficulty reported signs of poor mental health. Getting problem debt under control can really help, and this can be done via the workplace.