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According to the Mental Health Foundation, mental health problems affect about one in 10 children and young people. Yet, only a third of young professionals (18-29 years old) feel comfortable approaching management about their mental health issues.
In addition to this, older colleagues are not at risk of the same stigma – almost half of people in their 40s feel comfortable discussing mental health with management.
This shows that young people in particular could be most at risk of forming a mental health issue, with work being a contributing factor.
It’s shocking to think that 76% of managers have not received any mental health training.
According to the annual survey detailed in the BITC report, this is despite 84% of employers understanding that...