How to talk about mental illness in the workplace

Following a period of absence from work due to stress or other mental health problems, many people find the return to work very daunting, and they are not the only ones. Colleagues and managers alike find it awkward to talk to the returner when they come back to work.

Time to Change is a campaign being run by MIND, the charity working For Better Mental Health. They have created some great videos which capture the discomfort colleagues feel when they first meet the returner to work, and what to do to get over it.

Check out the videos here:-

Time to Change – 42 seconds

Time to Change – 1 minute 32 seconds

This post was written by Charlie Damonsing of CLAssociates. CLAssociates specialises in helping businesses manage stress in the workplace, providing consultancy, training and 1-2-1 support. For further details please contact Charlie on 0771 559 6487.

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