Managers are increasingly on the front line with regard to mental health in the workplace.
Symptoms that Managers need to be alert to will enable them to initiate a conversation with the employee. Keep in touch during a leave of absence, and facilitate the employee’s return to work.
One in six adults will be experiencing a mental health condition. It is crucial that employers are playing a part in supporting job retention and return to work for people with such conditions.
A physical illness or injury is more apparent for example if someone breaks a leg. When the illness is depression, anxiety, panic attacks or post-traumatic syndrome, managers may be at a loss.
Proactive management of employee’s mental health, as with management of physical health, can produce a range of benefits, including reduction of sickness absence, and greater staff engagement and productivity.
One hour Lunch ‘n’ Learn training sessions are informative, the content includes:
- Why be aware?
- The Impact.
- What is mental health?
- Depression and Anxiety.
- Risk factors for depression.
- Signs and symptoms at work of mental health issues.
- Case studies.
- What can you do as a Manager.