Supporting a member of staff with mental health difficulties

Organisation: Mentally Healthy Schools

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It’s likely that we’ll all encounter a colleague or staff member experiencing mental ill-health at some point. For school leaders and senior school staff, knowing how to respond and feeling confident in supporting them is key. Taking early action can prevent problems from escalating and help people to recover more quickly.

This guide from Mentally Healthy Schools is full of advice, information and links to further resources, covering:

  • What is mental health?
  • Early warning signs
  • Opening up a conversation
  • Responding to a staff member who says they are unwell
  • Supporting a colleague
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  • Time off and returning to work
  • What to do in a crisis

It’s broken down into manageable sections, so you can easily and quickly refer to the topic you need.

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