Care Quality Commission review finds that child mental health services are fragmented

The report is the first phase of a major thematic review requested by the Prime Minister in January 2017.

Thriving at Work sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain in and thrive through work.

Poor mental health is costing up to 300000 jobs a year, a report commissioned by Theresa May has found.

"The UK can ill-afford the productivity cost of this poor mental health".

The Government has now announced both the Civil Service and the National Health Service - two of the largest United Kingdom employers - will abide by the report's recommendations.

The most progressive organisations in this area are already being quite open in terms of their internal reporting and what they put on their intranet in terms of how they support their staff with mental health and well-being issues.

He said it was always challenging within the society to discuss health issues with the stigma attached to mental issues, adding that mental health patients can be productive within the workplace, "and by raising this awareness, we can help reduce the stigma by bringing out to the public that there are professionals who are ready and available to help those in need". Most absence issues can and should be managed without the need for escalating matters.

The likely date of return (arrangements for future contact, further medical review and further meetings under the procedure) and whether the employer can continue to wait for the employee to return.

The Retreat, Nigeria's first objective built mental hospital recently deployed psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, and mental health nurses, in a free mental treatment and awareness forum to mark the World Mental Health Day at the Ikorodu axis of Lagos.

Under the Equality Act (2010), your employer has a legal duty to make "reasonable adjustments" to your work.

As most employers will recognise, sickness management procedures can be long, expensive and frustrating for all parties, in particular where mental health issues are involved. It includes research by audit firm Deloitte on costs to employers and the state.

"The mental health core standards should provide a framework for workplace mental health and we have designed them in a way that they can be tailored to suit a variety of workplaces and be implemented by even the smallest employers", the report said.

  • Aubrey Nash