This short web page provides a synopsis of the rights which protect you if you are concerned about disclosing a mental health problem to your employer. It gives a comprehensive overview of the Equality Act 2010, which says that a mental health problem is a disability if it has a substantial and long term impact on your ability to carry out day-to-day activities. It also provide employers, line managers, support staff and advocates with a short, handy guide on the rights of an employee in the workplace.
At the end of this web page there is a link to download ‘What’s it Worth Now?’, SAMH’s review of the social and economic costs of mental health problems in Scotland, including the costs of unemployment.
One easy way to get people talking about mental health at your organisation is through a simple introductory presentation. This resource could be a great starting point for building a presentation for your own organisation.
Work is a big part of most adults’ lives; how we spend our working day can really influence our health and wellbeing. This guide gives employees information about mental and physical health and where to find support and advice.
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