As a manager some of your work will include minimising stress experienced by employees, addressing poor performance or supporting people with mental health conditions. If one of your staff members is at risk of, or is experiencing stress or a mental health condition it is critical that you are supportive and proactive.
Managers have vital role to play in supporting an individual’s recovery.
Most people with a mental health condition can effectively manage their own conditions without it affecting their ability to do their job. But there will be times when an employee requires support and reasonable adjustments at work to help them get and stay well. What this support looks like will vary greatly from one individual to another and from one workplace to another, so it is important to take time to discuss with your employee what they need, and review this frequently.