A charity is encouraging people to talk about their experiences at work in the run up to World Mental Health Day.

Mind in Harrow, which seeks to improve the lives of those in the borough who are affected by mental health issues, is promoting this year’s theme of mental health in the workplace.

It runs tailored mental health awareness training with the aim of supporting organisations with their responsibilities towards workforce mental health.

It has previously worked with Air France, Harrow Council and Jobcentre Plus and believes that good mental health underpins a productive working environment and allows employees to perform at their full potential.

Mark Gillham, chief executive at Mind in Harrow, said: “Our expertise and approach to mental health awareness training is unique – over 1,000 employees have told us they are better equipped in their workplace as a result of our training.”

Research by the charity shows that one in six workers deal with a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or stress.

It showed that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers – one in five people take a day off, while one in ten people have resigned, due to stress in their job.

To book a training slot with Mind in Harrow, contact Hanlie Burger at h.burger@mindinharrow.org.uk or on 020 8515 7861.