We believe that the development of a strong evidence base, used to share good practice, is essential to supporting organisations through our joined-up approach to mental ill-health.
Since Mates in Mind was established, we have produced our own research, as well as supporting other organisations across the UK to help build an evidence base around how we can address mental ill-health in the workplace.
Share your story of what’s working
Mates in Mind are always looking for examples of what’s working across the industry. If your organisation has a strategy which has been working and producing positive results in your workforce’s overall mental health, please share your story as a case study with us.
If you are not already in touch with us about your case study, get in touch with our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contribute to industry-wide research
Our charity supports a number of research groups across the UK, helping to contribute to our overall understanding of mental ill-health and how we can tackle it.
If you would like to get involved with one of the research projects we are currently supporting, please see the research briefs below and contact us to express and interest if you would like to take part.
Why is mental health important to organisations everywhere?
The interaction between work and mental health issues is complex.
According to the Centre for Mental Health (Mental Health at Work: Developing the business case (Sainsbury Centre, 2007), 91 million days are lost each year due to mental health problems. The Centre has calculated that the total cost to employers is estimated at nearly £26 billion each year – equivalent to £1,035 for every employee in the UK workforce.
Taking simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace should enable employers to save 30% or more of these costs a year.