WHO and ILO call for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work
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The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have called for concrete action to address mental health concerns in the workplace.

An estimated 12 billion workdays are lost annually due to depression and anxiety costing the global economy nearly $1trn. In response, the two UN agencies have published new guidelines on mental health at work which aim to address what is seen as a global crisis.