Addictions often go hand-in-hand with mental health problems such as stress and depression.
Port of Call’s research has found that one in five people think their job would be in jeopardy if their performance was suffering and they admitted to an addiction. And only 22% believe their employer would do something to help if they had an addiction.
However, reducing the shame around addiction can be one of the first steps to helping people to get better – and employers can help.
This website provides information and statistics, which could help employers and colleagues support staff with addictions.
This one-off training session in January 2020 will cover mental health awareness and the hallmarks of good wellbeing in the workplace, giving practical advice and tools which can be implemented in your work environment.
Every conversation a manager has with a colleague who may be experiencing mental ill health will be different. This PDF guide from Acas has tips for managers to think about when approaching such a conversation.
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