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ABI comments on Stevenson/Farmer report on workplace mental health

Commenting on the Stevenson/Farmer report on workplace mental health, published today, Raluca Boroianu-Omura Assistant Director, Head of Protection and Health said: 

“The scale and impact of mental ill health in the workplace is unacceptable. We welcome this report as it points the way forward to developing a more integrated approach.  Morally and commercially it is the right thing to do.

“Insurers have a  proven track record in helping employers to improve the mental health of their workforce through preventative support and early intervention services. The industry wants to do more, and we’re keen to see more employees have access to this kind of provision.

“As the report points out, employer action on mental ill health is intrinsically measureable. We want to see employers provide their staff with an annual protection statement outlining their current entitlements to sick pay and state benefits to help them better understand their financial resilience if absent due to mental ill health. Furthermore, tax incentives to encourage greater take up would help extend the safety net for the most vulnerable."

Last updated 26/10/2017