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How to Identify Mental Health Issues


In this week’s Blog post I’ll be exploring the importance of identifying mental health issues both at home and in the work place, the ways in which we can identify them and the help and assistance we can provide as individuals.

As a therapist, I help many clients overcome mental health issues and as it happens, anxiety and hypnotherapy are the most popular search terms relating to hypnosis. Sadly, there is a culture of fear and silence around mental health issues which is costly to businesses.

What is mental health?

Mental health is a broad topic that can be defined as a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional wellbeing.

Key Facts and Statistics

Mental health problems in the UK workforce cost employers almost £35 billion last year according to the research published by the Centre for Mental Health. Over 70 million working days are lost each year to mental health issues.

Centre for Mental Health chief executive Sarah Hughes said: “At any one time, one in five working people will have a mental health difficulty. Many will never get any help. Some end up losing their jobs while for others being at work is an important part of recovering from a mental health problem.

According to mind.org.uk more than 1 in 5 people (21%) of people agreed that they had called in sick to avoid work when asked how workplace stress had affected them. 14 percent of people agreed that they had resigned