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The Pressure Cooker- Insider Media Event
May 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Insider Media Yorkshire are hosting an upcoming forum looking at mental health in business.
While attitudes are changing, a culture of fear and silence still permeates the subject of mental health in business, is one of the last remaining corporate taboos.
At the very highest echelons of enterprise creation the fear of failure and the pressure to succeed take their toll - entrepreneurship is physically and emotionally draining. Factored with the inevitability of that pressure being exerted downwards, stress does not escape any level of an organisation.
In some of the most enlightened business a more open culture has placed mental wellbeing on parity with the physical. For most organisations acknowledging the unseen effects of stress is infinitely complex to manage, meaning many do not address it.
But depression is becoming more widely accepted as a problem among the most dynamic of business leaders, it is no longer as taboo as it once was. Increasingly stress is becoming recognised as a critical business threat if not managed appropriately throughout the ranks.
A recent study by mental health charity Mind showed the costs of not addressing it can be significant; one in five respondents admitted calling in sick to avoid work, 14 per cent resigned and one in ten had considered resigning. The report also showed more than half of employers said they would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing but didn't feel they had the right training or guidance.
At this business forum, Insider will gather business owners from across the region who have embraced the challenges and ingrained support functions throughout their business.
Interested in securing a place? Click here to register your interest.