Mental Health

At any one time, one in six workers experience mental health problems such as stress, depression and anxiety.

Increasing people’s awareness of mental health, reducing stigma, and promoting and facilitating early help-seeking are recognised as key strategies for a mentally healthy workplace.

We know that being in work can be one of the best things for health, as long as the work is ‘good’. Employers should help keep their workers well and healthy by making sure that work isn’t carried out in conditions that lead to stress, MSDs or other health problems.

IOSH publishes a range of free technical guidance. Our guidance literature is designed to support and inform members and motivate and influence health and safety stakeholders.

Men’s mental health at work resources

On International Men’s Day (19 November 2021), we’re highlighting the resources produced by Affinity Health at Work, which brings together evidence about men’s mental health in the workplace, along with recommendations for organisational health and wellbeing practitioners. IOSH is a member of Affinity Health at Work, a research consortium focusing on workplace health and wellbeing.  



IOSH held a round table discussion at the Institute of Directors (IoD) to discuss the findings of the research. Watch the video below to learn more:


Guidance and resources: