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ACAS guidance promoting positive mental health at work

20 April 2012 #Employment


ACAS, in collaboration with the NHS` Mindful Employer initiative, has published a training package and guidance for employers aimed at promoting postive mental health in the workplace. 

Promoting positive mental health at work has been designed to work with employers to:

  • Challenge stigmas
  • Concentrate on feesible steps an employer can make to help
  • Listen with empathy and cultivate solutions

According to ACAS "one in four of us will suffer mental health probmens during our lives".  Despite this, most of us find mental illness issues difficult to listen to and talk about.

Mental illness is a disability, which is one of the nine protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.  The Equality Act 2010 protects disabled employees from discrimination and further guidance can be found in Employmentbuddy`s Disability Discrimination Guidance Notes, available for full members.

  

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