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BBC Radio 5 Live Mental Health in the Workplace Survey

Survey of working GB adultsĀ on behalf of BBC Radio 5 Live on their opinions and experiences of discussing mental health at work.

  • More working Britons say that they would be unlikely to tell their employer (49%) or colleagues (55%) about a mental health issue they were experiencing, than say they would be likely to do this (41% and 35% respectively).
  • Working Britons are more likely to agree than disagree that their workplace is very supportive of people with mental health issues (43% vs 27%), but half (49%) agree that they feel their employer needs more training on how to support employees with mental health issues.

Date Published: 03/05/2017

Categories: GB | Health | Professionals | Social

Client: BBC Radio 5 Live


ComRes interviewed 1,104 GB adults who work full and part time online between the 26th and 27th April 2017. Overall data, from which the sample was drawn, were weighted to be nationally representative of all Great British adults aged 18+ by age, gender, region and socio-economic grade.

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