TO PROMOTE awareness of mental health in the workplace, awards are being given to businesses with the best practices.

Legal & General look to carry on last year's success with their Not A Red Card awards.

Research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has show poor mental health can impact not only employees but the business itself.

In fact, 37 per cent of sufferers are more likely to get into conflict with colleagues and 80 per cent find it difficult to concentrate.

Nigel Wilson, CEO of the company, said: "We need to ensure that employers are taking action to provide employees with access to the support they need.

"Our awards provide a unique chance to recognise the organisations and individuals that are helping lead the discussion and eliminate stigma often associated with mental wellbeing in the workplace."

The company will do this by establishing resources and services to support these initiatives.

Award categories for both organisations and individuals include The Collaboration Award for a company demonstrating cross-sector or cross industry engagement.

An Innovative Use of Sport Award for a company that has used sport in a unique way to raise awareness, educate or address mental health issues.

The Inspiration Award for an individual that has made or spearheaded an act, or effort to inspire people to be more active in discussing mental health issues in the workplace and more.

Winners of the awards will be revealed on October 30 at the second Not A Red Card Forum.