Mental Health Strategy 2012 – 2015

thumbnail of MentalHealthStrategy2012-15_Feb2012UNISON acknowledges the work that the current Scottish Government and previous administrations have undertaken to tackle the challenges that mental ill health poses to individuals, not only in society, but in the workplace.
Significant investment in areas of work such as See Me and Choose Life have helped to fight the stigma that individuals with mental illness face as they seek to lead everyday lives and to develop suicide prevention strategies in order to reduce the amount of suicides in Scotland.
UNISON is concerned, however, at the lack of any reference in the strategy to stress and mental illness in the workplace, which is fast becoming the greatest cause of sickness absence at work.  We believe that strategies for managing mental ill health in our workplaces will become increasingly more important given the current economic situation…

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