Estimates put poor mental health costs to UK employers at £33bn-£42bn each year. These costs are made up of absence, presenteeism and turnover costs. The average per employee costs range from £1,794-£2,564. The average return on investment of workplace mental health interventions is 4.2:1. When someone leaves their current job and is unable to find new work the social costs (e.g. lost output, NHS, Govt) are £61bn-£79bn. Higher return on investment, 8:1 can be achieved by focusing on organisational culture which encourages staff to flourish, and tailored web-interventions to manage stress and improve resilience.
[Deloitte, mental health and employers: The case for investment. October 2017]
Our iFlourish team have produced a number of resources to help you create a compassionate organisation.
Listen to Cherry Dale, previously Chief Operating Officer at Birmingham South Central CCG, describing to Dr Wendy Clyne, how her commissioning organisation created a culture of workplace compassion, to better enable the workforce to carry out their roles as healthcare commissioners for the locality.
This interactive guide will assist you with commissioning for compassion, helping you with case study examples from healthcare organisations who have good practice to share.
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