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"For example, most group income protection and health policies come with an employee assistance programme where employees can access telephone-based, and in some cases even face to face counselling sessions.

"It’s vital that employers let staff know this exists and how they can make use of it."

In 2015, Drewberry's Protection Survey found that one in six workers had to take time off work due to a mental health problem.

The spokesman added: "It is vital for employers to take this element of cover very seriously."

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