The Facts

Mental health has been hidden behind a curtain of stigma and discrimination for too long.

The World Health Organisation (WHO)

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, mental health problems have skyrocketed, resulting in a drop in productivity and a rise in costs for businesses. With some guidance from mental health experts, employers can support the strength and resilience of their greatest resource: their people. To address mental health, create a culture of wellness, practice compassionate leadership, and provide access to direct services with an Ei in-house therapist.

6 KEY FACTS

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Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between now and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed (Lancet Commission Report)

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The analysis, led by the World Health Organisation , found that without scaled-up treatment, a staggering US$ 12 billion working days – or 50 million years of work – will be lost to depression and anxiety disorders each year between now and 2030. It puts the annual loss to the global economy at US$ 925bn (WHO)

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For every US$ 1 put into scaled up treatment for common mental disorders, there is a return of US$ 4 in improved health and productivity (WHO)

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58% of senior business leaders say that in their position it’s hard to talk about mental health (Bupa)

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78% of employees feel their companies should do more to protect the mental health of their workforce (Oracle)

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75% of Gen-Zers an 50% of Millennials have left jobs for mental health reasons (Harvard Business Review)

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