Mentally healthy workplaces work better for everyone. As a manager, you’ve got an important role to play in creating a mentally healthy workplace for all employees, as well as providing individual support for anyone experiencing a mental health condition.
We know that the employee-manager relationship is crucial for someone going through a tough time. Having a supportive manager can often mean the difference between that person being able to stay in their role or leaving the workplace. It might feel like a lot of responsibility, but you don’t need to be a mental health expert to provide support and understanding.
Even small changes can improve productivity and team morale while reducing absenteeism and staff turnover – and many of our suggestions are simply good business practice.