Return to work: Businesses must support mental health and wellbeing of employees

Compassionate and mindful approach needed

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Dr Chi-Chi Obuaya of The Soke
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Dr Chi-Chi Obuaya of The Soke

With the UK Government's furlough scheme slated to conclude next month and more workers potentially returning to the office in due course, particularly as schools resume, now represents a good time to take stock of the mental health landscape as it affects both employers and employees.

A survey of 3,500 participants by the Office for National Statistics revealed nearly one in five people experienced depression during a ten-day period in June 2020, compared to half that figure in the nine months to March 2020.  This year has generated an endless number of clichés, but I would suggest one of the more apt ways of describing the widespread and varied impact of Covid-19 on our collective wellbeing is the concept that "we are in the same storm but occupying different boats". FVF's Gregory: Why venture capitalists need to turn to female-founded businesses Everyone has b...

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