1st February is Time to Talk day, we are all encouraged to open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.
1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems and with mental health problems at work costing the UK economy £34.9bn last year (Centre for Mental Health).
Mind have pulled together this helpful guide to support staff who are experiencing a mental health problem.
- How to create a culture that supports staff to be open about their mental health
- How to have a conversation with someone about their mental health
- How to support someone experiencing a mental health problem
- How to manage an employee’s time off sick and their return to work
Access to Work
Access to Work can provide advice and support to help people with a disability, mental health or physical health condition start or stay in work:
It can help with:
- special equipment or adaptations
- fares to work for those who can’t use public transport
- a support worker or job coach to help in the workplace
- a Mental Health Support Service for people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental wellbeing in the workplace
- disability awareness training for work colleagues
- a communicator at a job interview or in the workplace
- the cost of moving equipment following a change in location or job
- help and advice for employers to retain and employ staff.
Find out more about Access to Work and the Workplace Mental Health Support Service below.