Mental Health Awareness Important For Employers

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week employers are urged to be sensitive to and pro-active in managing the mental health of their staff

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 14-20 May 2018. To raise awareness employers are encouraged to understand the advantages of promoting a good mental health culture for their employees and the positive impact on business performance as a whole.

There are steps that employers can take to support and manage the mental health wellbeing of their staff and we have some useful resources to help you achieve this.

Managing and supporting employees with mental ill health

Our guidance outlines how employers can promote a good mental health culture and how employers can support their staff with mental health issues.

Mental Health Charter

The Mental Health Charter was created by a number of local organisations including the Equality Commission that provides framework for working towards mentally healthy workplaces.

Allen & Overy video case study

In this video case study, Allen & Overy in Belfast explain how they take a proactive and positive approach to supporting their staff with mental ill health. The Equality Commission also explain the support that is available to Northern Ireland businesses working towards a mentally healthy workplace.

How to deal with stress

This year Mental Health Awareness Week is focusing on stress as a key factor leading to mental ill health. This guidance helps employers become proactive in reducing stress levels in the workplace that may lead to a negative impact on staff mental health.