Tips on managing mental health at work

Workplace relations experts Acas have published research which “reveals top tips … to better manage mental health at work”. The accompanying case studies focus on Mind Harrow and Brentwood Community Print.

The report makes the human case that employers should prioritise mental health in the workplace to include careful management of those with mental health conditions, making reasonable adjustments to working practices where appropriate, and educating their whole organisation to challenge stigma.

Leaders and line managers have a crucial role to play in reducing anxiety levels, according to the report, and those trained in ‘people skills’ are best equipped to build trust and respect among their teams and individuals.

The Acas news release includes a summary of six key recommendations that employers can adopt. Or for further information go to www.acas.org.uk/mentalhealth.

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