Relationship breakdowns, financial worries, grief, and many other issues can be the trigger.
Poor mental health is not always obvious. Although conversations around mental health are now becoming more commonplace in society, a stigma remains leaving some people opting to suffer in silence.
Ongoing issues left unsupported can result in increased absences from work, leading to financial losses for a business and extra strain placed on those covering for absent colleagues.
Your legal obligation
Employers have a legal obligation to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of their staff. Failing to adequately address mental ill-health in your business can lead to a disability discrimination claim, which can result in a damaging employment tribunal.
But even more important than this is the fact that happy and healthy staff are more productive.
A mentally healthy workplace
Company culture can impact workplace well-being.
Leading by example and fostering a mentally healthy workplace, which leaves no room for stigma or discrimination, lets employees know that they are respected and working in a safe space.
Without being intrusive or presumptuous, employers need to address and tackle mental health matters in their workplace. Don’t worry, there is support available to help with this.
Download the full guide to understand what you can do to support your employees
Get in touch with HR Dept and we’ll do the rest
You can email, call us or send us your query below.
We are on hand to help both existing and new clients. If you send us a message, we’ll call you back as soon as we can.
Pay as you go
Preventing People Problems
Office Address: CENTRAL OFFICE, The HR Dept. Ltd, First Floor, 3 Brook Office Park, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7FL | VAT Number: GB821928327 | Registration Number: 04479417
Copyright © 2007 - 2022 The HR Dept Ltd. HR DEPT is a registered trademark belonging to The HR Dept Limited.