Don’t assume to know the root cause behind employee mental health problems. And even if it’s a “simple issue” like a lack of sleep, you shouldn’t expect them to “snap out of it”.
According to a psychology professor, the disadvantages of enforcing strict dress codes far outweigh any possible benefits.
Conversations between employers and those struggling with mental health have largely failed to happen due to stigma, fear or lack of education, Legal & General’s Vanessa Sallows told Real Business. This needs to change.
It’s amazing the impact good company culture can have on staff, Impression co-founder Tom Craig tells Real Business. They become more productive and loyal, not to mention healthier in both body and mind.
Talking to Bupa UK’s corporate director, Patrick Watt, for our “Mind Control” series unveils evidence of bosses hoping to eradicate a fear of speaking up about mental health issues.
Being attuned to the needs of workers both inside and outside of the office will offer benefits, especially with stress and fatigue reigning supreme.
“People usually have no problem talking about feeling physically ill – because, that’s just biology, it’s fact, and it’s science.” This passage comes from an article written by Sarah Alonze, senior campaign director at Babel, around our lack of communication around mental health issues. Hoping to learn more about encouraging openness, we asked her a few questions.
It’s the time of year when suitcases are dusted off, passports are hunted down and if you’ve got children, the excitement in the house is reaching fever pitch. But why do many of us struggle to switch off even on holidays?
With the nation’s ability to counter stress under a magnifying glass, Gedanken managing director David Cliff details how SME bosses can address mental health – and delivers opinion on where Britain is still lacking.
It is neither unlawful nor unusual for employers to gather and hold information about their employee’s medical condition. However, once obtained, bosses must act responsibly and with caution.
Zero-hours contracts have become a controversial topic, often associated with workplace abuse. While this isn’t always the case, research has called for bosses to take staff mental health into account.
Mental health is an issue which has garnered considerable recent media interest. So what are employers’ responsibilities around the mental health of their employees?