The final report from the Mental Health and Income Commission shows there is a significant  ‘mental health income gap’, and calls for urgent and systemic action to stop this from growing. Recommendations for government and employers include:

  • The government should introduce a right to flexible working for all employees during the pandemic, to help people with mental health problems to continue work flexibly and increase income security. 
  • Statutory Sick Pay should be more generous and current eligibility criteria should be expanded to make it a basic employment right for all workers.
  • Large companies should be required by law to report on the pay gap between employees with and without mental health problems, to expose inequalities and discrimination.

Read the Full Report here.