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Mental Health at Work

Published by Safety Net Team

May 20, 2024

The significance of mental health concerns within the workplace cannot be overstated: statistics suggest that one in six employed individuals experience mental health issues at any given moment. Employers bear a crucial responsibility in overseeing working environments that can influence mental well-being, guaranteeing adequate support for those experiencing mental health difficulties, and proactively addressing discrimination and stigma.

  • Managers should be trained to spot the signs of employees who may be having psychological or emotional difficulties. Practical Action to Promote Positive Mental Health at Work
  • Taking a positive approach to mental health at work can help to retain valuable and experienced staff, reducing turnover, staffing and training costs. Benefits to Employers of Positive Workplace Mental Health Policies
  • Line managers should use their management skills to focus on the practical things they can do to help employees who have mental health issues. Key Role of Line Managers
  • Employers must make “reasonable adjustments” to help people with mental health disabilities at work by removing the barriers that stand in their way. Making Reasonable Adjustments
  • Every employer should consider having a mental health in the workplace policy. Mental Health Policies
  • Employers should provide additional support for an employee who is returning to work after a mental health-related illness and requires a rehabilitation programme. Occupational Health

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