Workplace Wellbeing

2021: The year of digital mental health training?

Oliver Matejka

Brand and Comms Lead


Research shows an increasing number of business and HR leaders are turning towards digital mental health training to future-proof the wellbeing of their organisations. But what's driving this trend? 

According to a study by Business in the Community, just 44% of employees feel comfortable talking to their managers about their own mental health. Meanwhile the same study found that 11% of managers have undergone mental health training. Clearly literacy and awareness in this area are advantageous to everyone.

In June 2020 we launched a study in partnership with the Reward and Benefit Association (REBA), which found that 72% of organisations are considering increasing investment into mental health training for employees in the next year.

There’s a groundswell towards virtual workplace mental health training, and here are the numbers that could be behind it. 

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To learn more, checkout our latest handbook, An essential guide to digital mental health training, which explores how to ensure the reliability and efficacy of your training programme. It outlines the key mental health topics to raise awareness of within your organisation, providing a checklist for launching a clinically-backed and effective digital mental health training programme.