“Talking about mental health at work can make you happier and healthier.”
“57% of UK employees have experienced mental health issues…but less than half feel confident to talk about it.”
Follow these mental health first aid tips to start a conversation:
- Choose a good spot to talk. Meet outside work, get a hot drink or any drink, and give them plenty of time to get comfortable, to think and speak.
- Talking tips. Be supportive. Make sure your body language is open. Take them seriously.
- Useful questions. “How are you feeling?” “Who can you go to for support” “How can we help?”
- How to listen. Don’t interrupt. Don’t be judgemental. Be genuine.
Thank you to Huffington Post for this video.
If you want help in approaching your employers and starting a conversation around mental health at work, email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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