We're working to change employers attitude towards mental health in the workplace. If you're concerned about mental health stigma in your workplace, here are some things to remember.
First thing to remember is that if you think that a colleague is experiencing mental ill health and is being stigmatised for it, that you can help them descretely and supportively.
It's not your job to counsel them, rather you can gather information to point them in the right direction.
As a manager or colleague your role is to think about how you can best respond. The first and most important thing you need to do is open up a conversation.
Take a look at some of our materials on how to handle conversations, respond to situations, and then decide what support you can give.
You're not alone with this. We can help you manage mental health effectively and positively in the workplace through training and consultancy or by working one on one with your staff.
It won't always be immediately apparent that a colleague is struggling with their mental health, but there can be some signs that indicate that their wellbeing isn't at it's best.
For many people, mental health is one of the last taboo's in the workplace. At work, you're always expected to be on the ball and it can be difficult to manage expectations, particularly when you're not feeling great.
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