Minds at work

Job insecurity, prejudice and ignorance are driving Britain’s workplace mental health crisis, according to a new report from the Fabian Society. Minds at Work reveals that Britain’s rapidly changing labour market is creating new risks for mental health. The report finds a steep increase in the number of self-employed workers with a mental illness. Over five years the number has almost doubled, from 105,000 in 2012 to 203,000 in 2017. This comes at a time when 1 in 3 British workers will experience a mental health illness each year.

The report is published by the Changing Work Centre, a joint research initiative from Community union and the Fabian Society.

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