Mental health is a business-critical issue for the public relations industry.

Our annual State of the Profession report (2019) revealed that 21% of public relations practitioners live with, or have previously lived with, a diagnosed mental health condition reflecting national data. Over half of those respondents said their work contributes highly to their diagnosis.

Around a quarter (23%) of PR professionals say they have taken sickness absence from work on the grounds of stress, anxiety or depression. This is an issue that has far reaching consequences for employees and businesses. Organisations have a responsibility to take steps to protect the wellbeing of all their staff.

CIPR mental health initiatives

Resources for organisations

Resources for individuals

For more information on mental health and public relations, please contact Jon Gerlis.