The decision of whether to talk about your mental health condition at work is a personal one – there's no right or wrong answer, and every situation is different. 

This three-step tool is designed to help you weigh up all the issues. While you'll receive a summary at the end, the main aim of this exercise is to get you thinking about your personal circumstances and what will work best for you.

If you have registered on the website and set up a Heads Up profile, you can save your selection at any point and revisit it again in the future. You can also print out your summary, or email it to yourself or someone you want to talk it over with.

If you decide to go ahead and tell your employer, our conversation planner can help you figure out what you want to say.


Think about your pros and cons, and score each one based on its significance to you. You might have one positive reason that outweighs three negative ones, or vice versa. It can be helpful to talk things through with a trusted person to help you put things into perspective and better understand how significant each one is for you.

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