Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP)

April 27, 2022

Right now, 1 in 6 employees is dealing with anxiety, stress, and depression and this can stop them performing at their best. As we know, people are the biggest asset to any company, and without them productivity, growth and sustainability are impossible.

Poor mental health has an impact on employer’s costs. The latest Deloitte report, 2022 “Mental Health and Employers: the case for investment-pandemic and beyond” reports that the estimated total annual cost of absenteeism, presenteeism and labour turnover have increased by 25% since 2019, reaching an estimated annual total of £53-£56 billion in 2021/2022.

Smart employers know that organisations are only as strong as their people – they depend on having a healthy and productive workforce. Good mental health underpins this. With employers seeing a return of £5 for every £1 invested in staff mental health, the economic argument for putting wellbeing at the top of the priority list, is clear.

The Mental Health and Productivity Pilot is a fully funded project, that supports businesses reduce absence and presenteeism related to poor mental health, and reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental health in the workplace.

The University of Derby is working with businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire (D2N2), Herefordshire, Shropshire (The Marches) Stoke and Staffordshire to help integrate effective mental health provision within the working environment.

By signing up to the pilot, you are making a public declaration to your staff, stakeholders, customers, and future workforce that you value your people, and are supporting the mental health and wellbeing of your most important asset.

This isn’t a “one size fits all” approach. We work with you to create a bespoke ‘road map’ of support for your employees.

Having a single point of contact to support you through your wellbeing journey, reduces the amount of time you would spend, searching for information, training, and resources applicable to your business. All of the hard work is done for you.

If you are interested in learning more please email Kate Wood – MHPP Project Lead, or visit Midlands Engine Mental Health and Productivity Pilot – Business Services – University of Derby and complete the enquiry form. You will also be able to read about some of the businesses who are already on their wellbeing journey and how MHPP has helped them support their workforce.

Call the Business Helpline to find out how we can help your business. Call 0300 111 8002.