One of the main reasons in which businesses and their industries are affected is financially. If employees are not performing their roles well, failing to complete their work or taking time off work due to poor mental health this will have an impact on the company. It is estimated that the annual cost of poor mental health to UK employers is around 25.9 billion. Depression costs businesses around £8 billion in lost productivity each year in England. Schizophrenia costs £3.4 billion. Bipolar costs £1.8 billion
Combined this comes to £13.2 billion in lost productivity, and this is before taking into consideration conditions such as anxiety which affect more people worldwide than schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and therefore is likely to cost even more.