Do you treat your companies mental health like you treat office safety?
Times are a changing here but I thought this was an interesting arcticle, hers a sample...
Before looking at the legal landscape around mental health, what are the practical steps that employers can take to promote mental well-being? A few examples are set out below:
- introducing a dedicated counselling service or helpline for mental health issues;
- training on mental health issues including mental health first aid;using positive language;
- fostering a culture of support and openness so that those needing help feel reassured to seek help without any stigma being attached to them;seeking advice and resources from the charity Mind and similar organisations;
- adopting a mental health toolkit such as those provided by Public Health England, Business in the Community and the Samaritans, including advice on how to prevent suicides