Should I tell my employer?

Choosing whether to tell your employer or colleagues about your mental health condition is a personal decision that’s different for everyone. You don’t have to let your employer know, but it can be useful if you need some support at work or changes to your role. 

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Weighing up the pros and cons

If you’re considering telling others at work, we can help you weigh up the pros and cons. It can sometimes be hard to know what to do, especially if it already seems like there’s too much going on. This three-step tool is designed to help you weigh up all the issues.

How to talk about it

Planning what you’re going to say with someone you trust can be really useful. How much detail you share with your employer is up to you – they only need enough information to be able to support you.

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Telling your story 

One of the most powerful things you can do is to speak openly about your condition. You might be surprised by how many of your colleagues have also experienced depression or anxiety at some point in their life, or supported a loved one. Courage is contagious, and talking about mental health conditions helps to break down prejudice and increase understanding.



Personal stories from the workplace

Watch people from a range of backgrounds talk about their experiences of mental health conditions in the workplace, and share their stories of recovery, support and resilience.