A new campaign highlighting the growth of mental health issues in the work place is being run by  Verrill Public Relations.

VPR has been appointed by national corporate counselling specialist Mind Matters to help them raise awareness of the dangers of stress and anxiety.

“Research shows that one in three people have experienced mental health issues in the work place,” said Steve Verrill, Managing Director of Verrill Public Relations.

“It’s a serious problem for the people affected and also for their employers. The Mind Matters campaign will show employers that there is an effective way to maintain the wellbeing of their staff and prevent disruptions to productivity through sickness absences.”

Market Weighton based VPR will be running regional and national media campaigns  across newspapers, magazines broadcast and internet media.

David Leckie, Director at Mind Matters Corporate Counselling said:” The workplace is becoming increasingly stressful for so many people and all too often that can lead to a deterioration of people’s mental health.

“This campaign will alert people to the dangers and show that help is there when they  need it.”

Mind Matters is engaged by some of the UK’s largest companies to provide counselling services and has a 600 strong team of counsellors.

More info at www.verrillpr.co.uk or www.mindmatterscounselling.org.uk