What Is Your Company Policy?
Does your employer have any policies covering the area of mental health? Do you know where they are and what they say?
OK, so company policies aren't the most exciting things to read during your lunch break but understanding your company policy will give you priceless information about how to support your employees.
Knowing the policies will give you credibility when talking to staff. It will also enable employees to know what they can expect from your organisation.
If your company doesn't have a mental health policy, then it will be important to find out and understand your duties under the disability discrimination act
ACAS - The Arbitration Conciliation and Advisory Service, can help with things like employment law as will your company's solicitor.
Talk to your HR manager about developing a mental health policy.