The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers concluded that the UK faces a significant mental health challenge. It is estimated that 1 in 4 individuals are likely to experience mental ill-health at some point in their lives, and that around 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems lose their jobs each year (much higher than those with physical health conditions). In addition to this, 15% of people at work have symptoms of an existing mental health condition.
The cost of poor mental health to the economy and the NHS combined is estimated to be between a £74 - £99 billion each year.
In order to help organisations address this, Highfield has designed a range of regulated mental health qualifications that are intended to raise awareness of mental health to support employers and employees to engage with the topic, and create a positive wellness culture in the workplace.
Further information on our mental health and wellbeing qualifications, including specifications, can be found by selecting the links below.