The economic cost of mental health is suggested to be in the region of £100Billion.
The vast majority of people who have experienced a mental health problem continue to work successfully.
Some people will acknowledge their experience but others fear stigma or that it will affect their job or ability to get one.
If someone has a mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities, then they have a disability and will be protected from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
This means employers have duties not to discriminate and to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace.
Employers also have duties under health and safety legislation to assess the risk of stress-related ill health arising from work activities and to take measures to control that risk.