It’s fair to say that knowing how to approach employee mental health support in the workplace, in a considerate and effective way, can be a minefield. There are a number of things that managers can do to become more confident in supporting their employees mental health, as our free infographic shows.
Knowledge – Ensure you have the correct knowledge when it comes to the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems
Train – Don’t be afraid to brush up on your mental health training to expand and increase your knowledge
Feedback – Get feedback from staff on how they are feeling and how you could better support them.
Check In – Regularly check in with your team and ask them how they are doing
Practice – Role play difficult conversations so when they come around, you’re prepared to ask the right questions and support staff who could be experiencing challenges
Team Up – Look to other managers for support; they know the ins and outs of your job and can support you best
Coping Skills – Research and develop coping tactics that you can suggest to your team or colleagues
Action Plans – Work through wellness action plans with your team so you can see where they need additional help and support
Support – Make sure you have the right support in place and know where to direct colleagues when they need additional help
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