Mental health issues have a significant impact on employee well-being and are a major cause of long-term absence from work. Employers are encouraged to promote good mental health and provide support for those employees who are experiencing mental ill health such as anxiety or depression.
This factsheet gives an overview of mental health issues in the workplace – an issue which affects one in four people at some point in their lives. It provides guidance on supporting employees’ mental health at work, including spotting early signs of mental health issues, training line managers, and promoting a good work-life balance. The factsheet emphasises the importance of making adjustments at work and offers guidance on providing specialist clinical and professional advice for employees who need it.