How should we handle mental health issues in the workplace?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 16 May 2017
Rachel Richardson
Tughans

“I am an HR Manager and have been asked by my Managing Director to review our Sickness Absence policy and procedures, to ensure that they adequately cover mental health issues.  In light of the current publicity around mental health issues, what else do I need to consider with respect to employees and the organisation’s duty of care towards them?

It is estimated that the costs to the UK economy of over £100 billion per year, are as a result of various mental health issues which include, loss of productivity, sickness days and poor performance.

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This article is correct at 16/05/2017
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Rachel Richardson
Tughans

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