What else has it suggested?
The guidance highlights how employers and employees can work in partnership to improve mental wellbeing. NICE suggests employers take an organisation-wide approach, such as improved line management and flexible working where appropriate.
What are the benefits?
NICE public health excellence centre director Professor Mike Kelly said: 'By following these recommendations, an average organisation of 1,000 employees can expect to save an estimated £250,000 a year.'
The story was promoted by the NICE internal media team. Media were briefed at a press conference before being sent a press release. Mental health charities MIND and Rethink also sent out supportive statements.
The story was discussed on BBC Breakfast News, regional radio and BBC News 24. It was also featured on the BBC News website and in The Times and The Daily Telegraph.
£28bn - cost to employers of absenteeism due to stress
13.7m - working days lost as a result of mental health conditions