In the UK, mental health problems are the second biggest cause of absences from work. Combined with employee turnover resulting from mental illness, this costs companies £2.4 billion each year in lost productivity.
And the UK is far from alone in facing these issues. In the U.S., about one in five adults lives with a mental illness, which can significantly impact their ability to function at work and in their daily lives. Unfortunately, social stigma around these issues can make it extremely challenging for people to seek help when they need it the most—especially