See Me will be launching their programme aimed at workplaces committed to tackling stigma and discrimination. It is called See Me in Work, and will launch on 28th April
Research tells us that:
- 79% of people with long term mental health problems are not in work
- Less than 40% of employers would employ someone with a mental health problem
- 82% of people in Scotland will tell family about a mental illness, only 19% would tell their boss
See Me are aiming to engage with employers to support them in making changes to their work practices. Their goal is to improve the working lives of employees with mental health problems while in work, encourage an equal and fair recruitment process for those seeking employment opportunities and ensure those returning to work following ill-health are fully supported back into the workplace.
For more see the website.