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Link – Why a third of UK employees keep mental illness a secret at work

This is a nice thought, but it’s not even close to the reality of the workplace in the UK or US. Managers are rarely given any training, and many would do the exact opposite of what this article suggests, by getting rid of someone they think might become a “problem” due to their mental health issues.

“Line manager training enables managers to take a proactive approach and have conversations with employees they suspect may be suffering from a hidden mental illness. Once they are aware, they can make reasonable adjustments and can communicate what assistance is available to support the employee.
“Letting an employee know they will be supported and not judged, can improve the outcome for sufferers of mental illness in the workplace. It can also prevent long term employee absences from work, something many companies are keen to tackle,” concludes Mr Lewis.

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