Acas has launched new guidance to help employers manage staff who are experiencing mental health issues. The new guidance aims to help managers develop the right skills to support employees as well as to create a culture of well-being in the workplace. It includes advice on:
The guidance also includes recommendations for managers about how best to have a conversation about mental health at work, including:
Acas has also updated its guide on “Promoting positive mental health in the workplace” and this can be downloaded from its website.
The new guidance follows the publication of a recent survey indicating that while employers are doing more to tackle employees’ mental health issues, they would be receptive to receiving more training and guidance.