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Health Management: Mental Health in companies

Resilience & burnout prevention in the workplace.  Strengthening strengths - even more so after the pandemic.

Pandemic, shortage of skilled employees, uncertain state of the economy are factors we cannot change immediately, but we can learn to react to them in a "healthier" way.

Psychische Gesundheit in Unternehmen

According to a report by DAK Gesundheit, the number of days absent from work and cases of illness related to mental illness have risen by 56% in the last 10 years. Whereas in 2010 there were around 169 days of sick leave due to mental illness per 100 insured persons, in 2020 this value had already risen to over 260 days.

Verhältnis der Krankentage auf 100 Versicherte 1997 vs. 2018
Current Progress
Current Progress
 Ratio of days spent sick per 100 insured persons 2010 vs. 2020

Another alarming finding of this report is the fact that the increase in sick days due to mental illnesses is the so far most striking development in the incapacity for work for years. While the number of sick days for all illness groups rose by only 11% from 2010 to 2020, the number of sick days due to mental illnesses rose by a full 56%.

Common reason for mental illness: Stress at work

According to a study by the Techniker Krankenkasse, 70% of employees say: "I am stressed". 40% said they often feel worn out and used up. 33% of workers said: "I feel exhausted or burnt out". 33% said they had suffered from mental health problems such as burnout, anxiety disorders or depression in the last three years.

Source: Stress study by the Techniker Krankenkassen 2013



For employees: Risk of falling permanently ill (incapacity for work).


For companies: Absenteeism and loss of skilled workers.


For the national economy: High costs of illness and early retirement.

How we can help:

As a trainer and consultant in business and organisational psychology, I know the internal concerns and demands on employees at all levels. As a psychotherapist, I also recognise the conditions for mental health and prevention and know about the health risks caused by stress and other risk factors.

Especially because stress is a frequent cause of mental illness in everyday working life, it is important to tackle the problem right here. Only if negative stress is avoided right from the start, you can protect your employees and your company from the effects (loss of skilled workers, high morbidities, etc.).

In order to achieve this, we are at your side and provide you and your employees with psychological support to reduce negative stress and improve mental health in the long term. We would be happy to inform you about our services in a free preliminary consultation without obligation.

Dr. Christoph Sollmann