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We are pleased to share the following story from the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Around one billion people worldwide have a mental health condition or disorder and anyone, anywhere, can be affected.

IOSH is supporting World Mental Health Day which aims to highlight the need to increase investment in mental health. The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.

IOSH recognises World Mental Health Day as an important opportunity to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace and drive positive change for everyone. It believes that work and mental health are closely interlinked; and that a safe and healthy work environment supports mental health, and good mental health enables people to work productively.

To mark World Mental Health Day, IOSH is supporting the following two events its members can attend:

Tuesday 10 October 2023: UN Global Compact – Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work

This session will equip businesses with the knowledge and tools to address the systemic causes of mental ill health at work, through the creation of structured, evidenced-based mental health and wellbeing programmes.

Webinar Registration – Zoom

Wednesday 11 October 2023: Evidence-based mental health promotion and intervention in the workplace

With the prevalence of mental health disorders on the increase, and in support of World Mental Health Day 2023, IOSH’s Research Programme Lead Dr Karen Michell is pleased to host a webinar to share and discuss the initial results of a four-year study – MENTUPP.

Webinar Registration – Zoom

There are also a number of free guides on the IOSH website including Working well, a guide on promoting health and wellbeing at work and the Occupational health management in the workplace guide. IOSH also has the Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing course which provides practical advice and tools for managers to help create a healthy and productive place of work.

Find out more about World Mental Health Day and get involved on social media using the hashtag #WorldMentalHealthDay.