Mental Health Awareness for Managers

Nearly two thirds of people have experienced a mental health problem. If someone has a mental illness, like anxiety or depression for example, for over 12 months and they can show that it’s causing them substantial disadvantages at work, it can be classed as a disability. This means the employee is protected by the Equality Act. Employers have to protect staff from discrimination due to their disability.

  • Be able to explain mental health and why the “stigma” of mental health creates barriers in the workplace
  • Understand challenges in workplaces for staff with poor mental health including an overview of specific mental health illnesses
  • Identify how you as a line manager can help support staff and improve wellbeing, including reasonable adjustments
  • Demonstrate how we can help someone in a mental health crisis
  • Know where to look for external help