Distress linked to the state of their personal relationships caused more employees to lift up the phone and contact us for emotional support than any other issue in the year to March 2018. In total, over a quarter of all calls (28.6%) were linked to family arguments and the breakdown of personal relationships. Making this the biggest cause of employee concern, slightly ahead of mental health issues, which was the primary concern for 27.9% of callers. The data highlights the extent to which employees crave and want positive relationships, but struggle to achieve this. So for any employer keen to boost emotional wellbeing across their workplace, helping people to avoid family arguments and keep their relationships stable is now every bit as important as mental health education. But where should you start when it comes to supporting them?
03 July 2018