World Mental Health Day: Time for a corporate mental health check?

A material issue for all investors

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World Mental Health Day is a reminder to us all to look after our own and others’ mental health. A healthy workforce is the backbone of a strong economy. Yet in recent years, evidence of a mental health crisis is gathering, with huge economic and social ripples appearing across our communities.

Most modern-day employers know that their people are their most important asset. Indeed, creating the working conditions in which people can thrive is both a moral and an economic necessity. Research in The Lancet indicates an estimated 12 billion working days are lost globally each year to depression and anxiety alone, at an annual cost of $1trn in lost productivity. Meanwhile, for every $1 invested in scaled-up treatment for depression and anxiety in the workplace, there is a $4 return in better health and productivity.  CCLA launches first global corporate mental health benchmark T...

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