‘Help must be given to people suffering mental illness at work’


by LAUREN CODLING MORE needs to be done in the workplace to support those with mental health difficulties, a former school leader has said, as a report last Thursday (1) suggested mental illness cost UK employers up to £42 billion a year. Recent statistics from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute revealed that each year around 300,000 people with a long-term mental health condition lost their job. The report recommended introducing preventative sick leave which could help those facing mental health problems. Pran Patel, 36, previously worked as an assistant principal at a secondary school in Harlow, Essex. Having…

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