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NHS England has now published new guidelines to help Global Positioning System better identify the signs of anxiety and depression as well as a range of mental health problems, including those which specifically affect older people.

FTSE 100 businesses that used the words "mental health" or "wellbeing" more than twice in their annual reports a year ago raked in up to three times more profit than those that didn't, researchers have found.

Death of loved ones (36 percent), personal ill health (24 percent) and financial worries (27 percent) were cited most often as triggers for mental health problems, but the research also showed that more than a third (35 percent) did not know where to go for help and support.

But an ill-informed and damaging attitude among some people exists around mental health that can make it hard for some to seek help. "This creates a culture where people don't feel able to talk about their mental health at work or reach out for support when they need it".

Last week, in partnership with Business in the Community and others, we launched the Mental Health at Work Report which revealed that more than a million people who disclosed a mental health issue to their employer have faced negative consequences or even dismissal.

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The courses will teach volunteers to assess their own mental health and as well as coping techniques on how to reduce stress levels.

The Director of UWA's Centre for Transformative Work Design, Professor Sharon Parker, believes that; "poorly designed work can take a heavy toll on workers' mental health, whereas when work is well-designed, employees will not only be healthier but more productive as well". While these rates are relatively stable, the absences from the workplace because of mental illness have been increasing steadily over the past decades.

Dr Ashley Weinberg, co-author of the report said: "Poorly designed jobs, work that is not well organised and challenging work environments can trigger or exacerbate mental health conditions. We need to educate people and ensure they understand that mental health issues have to be treated, and a specialist has to be consulted for a treatment", he added.

"It is understandable if a lot of older people, having seen so much and having experienced so many ups and downs through life, take the view that feeling depressed or anxious is just something they have to put up with, not illnesses that are just as deserving of a proper medical response as a physical problem like a chest infection or a leg ulcer", Abrahams continued. "A culture that must be lead from the very top".

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