Mental Disorders – Origin and Costs
Mental illness in workplace costs companies millions each year
“Over and above contributing to a company’s bottom line‚ promoting workplace wellness is a win-win for all‚” says Sandy Govender‚ Head of Group Insurance at Momentum Corporate and Public Sector.
Workplace wellness programmes help employees to stay healthy and feel their best‚ and can lead to greater job satisfaction‚ while employers benefit from reduced absenteeism and a more productive workforce. But in spite of these benefits‚ very often mental wellness is not a priority in the workplace.
While most chronic lifestyle diseases‚ such as diabetes and hypertension‚ can be monitored and managed in the workplace‚ mental illness often gets overlooked and can fly below the radar.” . . . MORE
Mental Health: The New Frontier for the Welfare State
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Layard
Recorded on 6 March 2012 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.