Mental health in the workplace

Supporting the mental health of your employees is more than an ethical duty. It also makes business sense. Businesses who take their obligations seriously are better able to attract and retain skilled workers, can benefit from a productivity boost and demonstrate their social responsibility.

Around 25% of the UK population is expected to experience a mental health issue this year1, so understanding mental health and providing support could make a big difference.

Paul Gordon, Managing Director for SME and Mid-Corporates at Lloyds Banking Group explains, “Low productivity has been costing the UK for many years, and one of the contributing factors is the way employees feel about the company that they work for. We know that there is a correlation between creating a more supportive culture that will help companies retain and attract skilled workers and the resulting boost in productivity and output that drives, which is crucial to helping Britain prosper.”

Download our guide today for insights into the difference supporting your employees’ mental health could offer your business and more information about the tools available to achieve that.

Mental health in the workplace PDF

Mental health in the workplace

“At Lloyds Banking Group we consider mental health to be as important as physical health. We have created a supportive culture through a step-change in attitudes towards mental health. The lessons we have learned along the way can help any employer, of any size, to create the best environment for their employees’ mental health.”

António Horta-Osório
Group Chief Executive, Lloyds Banking Group

“My line manager was so supportive and I wished I’d reached out sooner.”

When Lloyds Banking Group colleague, Luke, faced a mental health problem in his personal life that started to affect his work, support from his line manager and a range of other tools helped him cope. Read more about Luke’s story and about the range of support we’re providing to our employees.


Download our guide for details

Our partnership with Mental Health UK

Bank of Scotland, alongside the rest of Lloyds Banking Group, aims to raise over £2 million per year for Mental Health UK to provide much needed support to the millions of people who are struggling with both their mental health and financial wellbeing. Working together enables us to make a huge difference supporting the 4 million people affected by both mental health and financial challenges in the UK.

Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK brings together four national mental health charities working across the UK to raise funds and awareness to help deliver support to those affected by poor mental health.

Find out moreopens in a new window


Campaigning for better mental health, Mind offers dedicated support for employees and employers seeking to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

Find out moreopens in a new window

Mental Health & Money Advice

Mental Health UK works to deliver information, advice and support to those affected by poor mental health, their loved ones, carers, colleagues and employers.

Find out moreopens in a new window