Posted by Aston Avery

TV presenter Anna Williamson supports new mental health campaign

TV’s Anna Williamson is supporting a new campaign urging business leaders to commit five percent of their working hours to mental health in the workplace – in the same way bosses supported her during her much-publicised breakdown.

She is now backing the new “5% Pledge” initiative by global health firm Cigna, after new research among nearly 8,000 employees revealed a staggering 88% are suffering from burnout.

The findings also show that young adults are particularly at risk, with 18–24-year-olds suffering the most – with 96% experiencing burnout, and 91% describing themselves as ‘stressed’.

Also supporting the Pledge is Geoff McDonald, a campaigner passionate about addressing the stigma of mental ill health in workplace.

Aston spoke to TV presenter Anna Williamson and mental health campaigner Geoff McDonald.

Photo by Glenn Carstens Peter on Unsplash

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