“This time last year, we were talking about the toll that lockdowns were having on our individual and collective mental health. Thankfully, most of us are pretty much back to normal in that regard — seeing family, catching up with friends, and going on holiday. But inflation and rising energy costs are having an impact on people’s mental health.”

– Hugh Scantlebury, CEO at Aqilla


World Mental Health Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on what is troubling us, both within and outside the workplace – as Scantlebury notes: “Marking Mental Health Day provides a good excuse to talk about any issues that we might face as employees, colleagues, family members or friends. It also offers a chance for us to discuss positive ways to build our mental resiliency to deal with some of the challenges that 2023 might present.” But how can organisations support their employees’ mental health?