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Date PostedFebruary 11, 2016

How To Approach Employees With Mental Health Issues

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Source: www.amarolawfirm.com

Mental health issues are an important part of workplace health and safety but sometimes how to approach employees to offer assistance can be tricky.

In Australia, it is estimated that one in five workers experience mental illness, so employers and managers talking to people about mental health and getting them to open up about their mental health issues is crucial.

According to Heads Up, the organisation that focuses on mental health in the workplace, says that initial mental health support starts with noticing changes in the employee’s behaviour, followed by asking them if they’re fine and speaking to them about support options.

They also suggest finding the appropriate time and place for this conversation where the person will feel comfortable and a place that’s private.

 

 

 

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/12/reaching-employees-mental-health-issues/#.VoF9Lfl97IU

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