10 May 2021
RMT Press Office:
RMT is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week – 10th to 16th May
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
“RMT is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week, which is particularly important this year as recent research has shown that mental health cases across the UK are on the increase.
“Many of these cases are directly linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and other issues associated with it, such as employment security, redundancy and pressure and stress at the workplace resulting in poor mental health affecting RMT members both at home and at work.
“Mental health is a key issue for RMT and the entire trade union movement. By fighting for better workplaces, we are fighting for better mental health.”
Notes for editors
RMT has previously produced a document, campaigning for Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work”. This short pamphlet is intended to improve conditions for mental wellbeing in the workplace.