Whether you’re managing your own workplace mental health, or thinking about your employees, remember that there’s support available to you. This may come from within your organisation or from outside.
This section tells you where you might be able to go for this support.
Within your organisation
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This is typically a free, confidential counselling and advisory service for employees. Not all workplaces will have an EAP but many large organisations do. Unfortunately, in most cases, staff don’t know what they offer and don’t turn to them for support. If your organisation has an EAP, investigate what it offers and how it can help you and your employees.
- Human Resources team (HR). Your HR team should be able to help you with policies and processes, legal requirements and possible adjustments.
- Occupational Health should be able to help you with more information about an employee’s condition and how it might affect their work. They should also support you in managing sickness absence. They should provide advice for you and your employee about reasonable adjustments and managing health in the workplace. Smaller organisations may use an external occupational health provider.