Looking after your employees mental health

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Mental health is a big thing at the moment. Historically there was a lot of stigma regarding mental health and people were put down if they displayed signs of not being able to cope with situations or feeling overwhelmed. Over the past decade more and more is being done to raise awareness of mental health in adults and in children but also in the work place. Working environments can be very stressful and issues that are going on at home can often be bought in to work. Some jobs require long working hours, too much work, dealing with disgruntled customers and not having the correct level of support or equipment to carry out the job properly. All of these types of factors can contribute to metal health issues for workers and employers need to be on the lookout for signs of this and offer help when needed.

Having a group of employees whose mental health is suffering at work is not productive for anyone. There are now a number of companies that offer help with combatting this and also ensuring there are preventative measures put in place to try and stop issues occurring in the future. As an employer, you have a duty of care to your employees and should try and work with them to resolve any issues they may have.

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