As an employer, it can sometimes be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Why should we consider mental health in the workplace? This PDF outlines how you can answer this question with the following three approaches:
The legal case – “Doing things right – because you have to.”
The moral case – “Doing the right thing because it’s fair.”
The business case – “Doing things because they’re best for business.”
This document includes important information on The Equality Act 2010, duty of care and some statistics around the monetary cost of poor mental health in the workplace. If you’re unsure of why mentally healthy workplaces are valuable, or need senior buy-in, this is a handy document to use.
Leadership has a key role to play in challenging stigma. In this podcast, Deborah Lee, CEO of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, discusses her decision to open up to staff about her own mental health and the effect it had on workplace culture.
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