Start the conversation
One of the first, and easiest, things you can do to start improving mental health at work is simply to start a conversation. In this video, people from various industries talk about the importance of talking to someone.
It can be difficult to know if someone is experiencing a mental health problem. If you’re worried about a colleague, you might not be sure if they are simply feeling down, or if there is a more serious problem that you could offer support for.
This one-page PDF guide from Nuffield Health suggests some warning signs to look out for that could indicate someone is experiencing poor mental or emotional wellbeing. It includes major personal life changes, such as a divorce or bereavement, worrying changes in their work habits, or physical indications that something is wrong.
It is suitable for any organisation, but might be especially useful for line managers who would like to ensure they understand the wellbeing of their teams.
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