He said in a panel discussion session titled Mental Health in the Workplace: Creating a Positive Working Environment’ as part of the Commonwealth Trade and Investment Forum Bangladesh 2023 .
" Culture and leadership in business can bring a big change in this regard." he said.Institute of Occupational Safety and Health head of strategic engagement Alan Stevens said the Commonwealth should work together to ensure its global workforce are supported and empowered in their place of work. Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald took part in the session.
In the workplace, mental health is just as important as physical health. It is estimated that around 12 billion days are lost every year to mental health challenges, which translates to an estimated $1 trillion in lost productivity.