Employers are being urged to do more to tackle mental health issues at work after studies warned of lost productivity and a reluctance to discuss problems.

Reports were published to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, including research suggesting that most workers would not discuss mental health with their manager.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) said its survey of 400 employees indicated that mental health was still a “taboo” subject in the workplace.

One worker said: “I have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression but never admitted to it at work for fear of being stigmatised.”

 

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