Mental Health at Work (VIDEO)

Mental health can be a difficult subject to discuss, especially in the workplace. The British Safety Council supported the Time to Talk Day and has produced a new which can be seen below.

Made in collaboration with Mind and the Centre for Mental Health that looks at how employers and employees can better discuss mental health.

The video gives tips for managers on how to talk about mental health with their staff, and what managers can do to support them and create a healthy work environment.

Mental health problems are the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, with 1 in 6 people suffering from anxiety, depression or stress.

Neal Stone, acting chief executive of the British Safety Council, said:

“The stigma associated with mental health problems is very powerful. But with employers taking some simple steps to talk to staff and build healthy workplaces, they can make a huge difference”.

“Our video, Mental health at work, made with the generous support of Mind and the Centre for Mental Health, identifies the role the workplace can play in managing mental health risks through,

for example, surveys and training, as well as the importance of spotting the symptoms of mental health problems early. Together, employers and employees, should take time to talk about mental health.”

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Post date: 09 Apr 2015

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