Many people with mental ill-health continue to work
successfully. In fact work is part of the recovery process for
many people, and can help prevent a mental health
condition from getting worse. However, most people will need some
type of support to continue to work well.
How you do this depends on what your employer already knows
about your mental ill-health, and whether you discussed this
together as part of the process when you started your job. It
also depends on the nature and atmosphere of your workplace.
Providing the right information
Has your employer got information to hand, to help staff
understand mental health conditions?
We’ve produced a special pack of mental health information for
employers and employees which explains how to recognise a possible
mental health problem, and how best to support those living with
mental ill health.
It has been written collaboratively by psychiatrists and
patients, has won awards for its clarity and helpfulness.
more about our pack for employers.