City workers' mental health in spotlight
Staff and and volunteers were listening and talking to City workers and residents at events to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October.
One in four people experience a mental health problem each year and every week 250,000 people will visit their doctor with a mental health problem.
Workers and residents visited the Healthwatch City of London stall at the Dragon Cafe in the City at Shoe Lane Library to find out about services and share their experiences
Workers' mental health also came under spotlight at a special evening at the London Stock Exchange organised by City and Hackney MIND and attended by our chair and a member of our staff.
Speaker Lyssa Barber, of UBS Wealth Managment, shared her story of anxiety at work and called on employers to take workers' mental health seriously.
Workers' at the event raised concerns about excessive stresss in the workplace and difficulties accessing support services.
Xenia Koumi, of City of London Corporation's Business Healthy, said mental health had barely registered in their 2012 business survey but now it was the number one concern.
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