ACAS publishes first guide on mental illness at work


1 March 2013

By Alexandra Dean

Over recent years there has been an increase in the impact of mental ill health in the workplace.  Stress, anxiety and depression, albeit not all work-related, have led to higher rates of absenteeism and lost productivity.

As a result ACAS has produced a new guide for employers and managers with a view to helping improve workplace cultures by getting managers and employees talking about their mental health.

The guide outlines how employers can detect mental ill health; gain an understanding of how it affects an employee’s working life and importantly how they can deal with such problems confidently.

Click here to view the new guidelines

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