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Mental Health in the Workplace: A Guide for Small Businesses 

Managing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is key to building a healthy working environment. It ensures your employees are happy and your business continues to thrive.

We all feel overwhelmed by things at times, whether that is work-related stresses, or things happening at home. Each individual has a different experience of what poor mental health is, which is why it is important as a manager to have regular catch-ups with your team.

If someone in your team is experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression it can affect all aspects of their wellbeing. This can have a big impact on your business too. Ensuring wellbeing is part of that conversation, and not just work, helps to foster better relationships and understanding.

Whilst everybody reacts differently to personal issues and has different management of their mental health, there are some things to look out for.

Maybe you’ve noticed changes in an employee. They may be late to work more often, taking more of a back seat in meetings, or you’ve noticed a drop in performance for example. There are measure your business can take to support mental health, for example providing access to mental health resources.

Of course, it is important to acknowledge any issues surrounding work, however taking the time to sit down and ask about their wellbeing first, instead of just focusing on the work issues, can make a world of a difference.

Here’s a Guide to Mental Health at Work to help your business.

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