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People managers’ guide to mental health

Organisations: CIPD Mind


In their work with employers, CIPD and Mind found that there was a clear demand for specific guidance on disclosureDisclosureDisclosure is telling a manager, colleague or employer about your mental health problem. This can feel like a very difficult thing to do, with a significant proportion of employees saying they faced demotion or disciplinary measures as a result. A...Find out more, 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.

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