Mental Health & Sustainable Development

Circumstances demand consideration that mental health is an issue with overlapping impact across various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is unquestioningly related to aspects of development. SDGs have interdependencies with mental health and in its absence, there cannot be peaceful and inclusive societies, economic growth, inclusive education, improved nutrition and maternal and child health.

13 October 2019

Identified predictors can help mental problem recognition in primary care and mental health risk assessment

17 October 2019

The Government’s independent review, Thriving at Work, includes six core and four enhanced standards for how organisations can better support employees’ mental health.

Mental Health in the Workplace

Most likely you’ve heard about or discussed the topic of mental health online or with trusted family and friends, but how can mental health influence your performance at work? Many in the UK are faced with the effects of mental health issues in their daily lives but are also forced to face those challenges in the workplace. There is no uniform identity for mental health issues, and how those issues affect a person differ greatly - sometimes resulting in a variety of obstacles that can hinder the potential success for many. Unfortunately employees who are faced with the immense challenge of delivering positive results for a company along with confronting a mental health disorder often find themselves thinking that they are left to face the uphill battle alone.

Through researching a number of recent national council surveys and reports, has pulled some of the most prominent details and efforts that affect the UK workforce.

Take a look at’s infographic below to learn more on the signs of poor mental health and the influences that are prevalent in the workplace.

The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development

The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health & Sustainable Development aims to give fresh impetus to the prioritisation of mental health and ensure physical and mental health are valued equally by the global health and development communities. Seeking to catalyse change, the Commission outlines a blueprint for action on mental health to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Commissioned by The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious journals, the final report is the outcome of three years of dedicated efforts by a group of 28 Commissioners from across the globe. They brought considerable expertise in diverse scientific and policy disciplines, as well as lived experience of mental health conditions, to the process.

The Commission was supported by The National Institute of Mental Health, Wellcome Trust, Grand Challenges Canada and MQ-UK. The formal launch of the Commission report was launched on 10 October 2018 in London, UK, supported by an international group of public engagement team and partners.