Mental Health in the Workplace

15 December 2015

In this Mental Health podcast, we look at the challenges faced by organisations in dealing with mental health issues.

In this Mental Health podcast, we look at the challenges faced by organisations in dealing with mental health issues. We discuss some of the practical ways of identifying and improving management of mental health issues and cover some of the legal issues in this tricky area. Equally, we cover how to review the situation to reduce distress and improve relations and performance.

Vivienne Reeve, an associate in our Employment & Equalities Team is joined by Dr Mike Drayton, consultant psychologist, to explore this important topic.

Our experts answer these questions:

  • Is there a strategy for dealing with mental ill health in the workplace?
  • What is the scale of the problem of poor mental health?
  • What might trigger a poor mental health episode?
  • How can you spot the signs of somebody experiencing poor mental health?
  • Why is it important to act on the signs of poor mental health?
  • What obstacles are there to intervening and helping people?
  • What should you actually say?
  • What are the next steps?
  • What are the common pitfalls that can arise from a legal point of view?
  • How can organisations ensure they have a psychologically safe workplace?
  • What are the top tips for an employer wanting to build a psychologically safe workplace?




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