Dr Ann Fitzgerald on supporting wellbeing of the workforce

Dr Ann Fitzgerald, Counselling Psychologist at the Healthcare On Demand clinic in Guildford talks about the importance of wellbeing, and the responsibilities of management and co-workers to be alert to the mental health and wellbeing of colleagues.

See the video clip (8 minutes in duration) by clicking HERE

This is a major issue for individuals and organisations.

Quite apart from the human impact of all this misery, there is a significant impact on GDP, with about £30 billion is lost to the UK each year. Worldwide, the problem is getting worse. The World Health Organisation says that between 1990 and 2013 the number of people with depression and/or anxiety grew by almost half,  from 416 million to 615 million. Almost 10% of the world’s population is now affected, costing nearly $1 trillion a year in lost productivity.

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