Media Release: Breakfast Briefing highlights employers’ duty of care for workplace stress

Wendy Bates

THE first in a series of Breakfast Briefings from employee wellbeing experts, resolve, will highlight how employers have a duty of care to protect the health, safety and welfare of staff and how work-related stress is covered by this duty.

The Breakfast Briefing will take place at 8am on Wednesday September 29 at the resolve office, MWB Business Exchange, 9 – 10 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

resolve business manager, Wendy Bates, commented: “Stress can be a hidden and pervasive problem which, if not managed effectively, can put a business at significant risk.

“The Breakfast Briefing will explain what the duty of care actually covers; how to avoid being in breach of this duty and how stress can be reduced in the workplace.”

resolve was set up by leading mental health charity Health in Mind to help Scottish business address the estimated £2 billion annual costs resulting from mental health issues at work.

The employee wellbeing service was funded by the Scottish Government Enterprise Growth Fund.

Places can be booked by calling 0131 718 6003 or emailing


For further information, contact Doreen Graham, Health in Mind communications manager tel: 0131 243 0137 or email

Notes for editors:

  • 40 per cent of all sick days are attributed to mental ill health
  • at any one time, nearly one in six employees will be affected by a mental health condition such as stress, depression or anxiety
  • the cost per employee is approx. £970
  • the annual cost to Scottish business is in the region of £2 billion

Health in Mind is a registered Scottish Charity with over 30 years of experience in providing a range of mental health and wellbeing services including information, support, training and talking therapies.

The Enterprise Growth Fund is a £6m Scottish Government Fund. The Fund is making strategic investments in ambitious and enterprising third sector organisations enabling them to develop, grow and become more sustainable.

It supports third sector organisations to realise their full potential and to make a key contribution to the National Outcomes of the Scottish Government. The Enterprise Growth Fund is managed by the Wise Group with consortium partners CEiS, DSL and Social Value Lab.

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Contact: Doreen Graham
Phone: 07590009953