A recent study from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has revealed that an increased tendency to work unpaid overtime and the ‘always on’ attitude is having a negative effect on manager’s mental health.

It goes on to say that 1 in 10 of the over 1,000 managers surveyed have taken time off work due to mental health issues over the last year. This is an alarming number, and something has got to change.

Managers are essentially working themselves to death to try and stay on top of their work – and this is where HR professionals like ourselves need to step in.

Mental health in the workplace is a very important issue that needs to be addressed, and your company should operate an open door policy that allows anyone to talk to a HR professional if they are struggling.

You can read the rest of the article originally published by People Management here. Are you ready to confront mental health?

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