You need to have a clear mental health policy, developed in collaboration with your workers, to show commitment to a mentally healthy workplace.
Flexible working practices are often an important part of supporting people’s mental health, providing mutual benefits for both workers and employers.
From job adverts to starting work, there are many things that can support people with mental health issues through your recruitment and induction processes.
If you’re worried about a colleague or someone you line manage, help is available. Start by asking them about what’s going on.
If a worker takes time off work due to poor mental health, you need to make sure they return in a supported way.
Building support mechanisms into daily work routines is a fundamental part of being a trauma-informed organisation.
For information on workplace health, safety and wellbeing, contact your local health board team