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The Depressing Cost of Mental Health

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November 4, 2013
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It costs an estimated 92 billion euros in lost productivity every year and now some of Europe's biggest firms, including BT, Deutsche Post and Royal Mail, have got together to try and tackle depression in the workplace. Hayley Platt meets a senior Unilever executive who's battled mental illness.


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