People managers’ guide to mental health
For employees to stay well and in work, it's vital for them to be able to talk to managers about stress and mental health. This guide has practical advice, information and templates to support managers and employers to facilitate this.
In their work with employers, CIPD and Mind found that there was a clear demand for specific guidance on, embedded within general guidance on mental health in the workplace. In other words, the skills and knowledge that managers have, and the support provided to them, is critically important if we are to encourage conversations about mental health.
This guide, a fully revised edition of the previous publication from 2011, contains information, practical advice and templates to help managers to facilitate conversations about stress and poor mental health. It also sets out the practical steps that employers can take to create a mentally healthy workplace and prevent poor mental wellbeing in the first place. So, it addresses the whole lifecycle of employment: from recruitment, to keeping people well, to managing a disability or ill health at work, to supporting people to return to work after a period of absence.