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10/10/2017

World Mental Health Day turns spotlight on the workplace

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed on 10 October every year. It draws attention to mental illness and its effects on people's lives, including working lives. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'mental health in the workplace'.

25% of European citizens will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime and approximately 10% of long term health problems and disabilities can be linked to mental and emotional disorders, according to the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion.

Using the workplace as a setting to promote good mental health, not only helps protect employees’ mental (and physical) health and wellbeing, but also makes good business sense.

Read an OSHwiki article about “Mental Health at work”

You may also be interested in our report “Workforce diversity and risk assessment: Ensuring everyone is covered”

Explore more resources related to psychosocial risks and stress at work

Raise awareness on social media #WorldMentalHealthDay