Mental health and work

Mental health and work
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Sinclair, Alice; O'Regan, Siobhan
Institute for Employment Studies
Date of publication
1 February 2007
Institute of Employment Studies HR Network Papers
People management: all aspects of managing people, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Business and management
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This report outlines the benefits of taking a more positive approach to tackling mental health issues, going beyond complying with legislation, towards promoting mental well-being at work. The prevalence of mental health problems in the UK population is high, so it is an issue that every employer is likely to face at some point or another. This report reviews the literature on mental health issues at work and the interventions available to tackle them, in order to provide some guidance to help employers deal with the issues within their own companies. In the case of rehabilitation, it needs to be recognised that work, on the whole, is good for people and good for recovery, so in most cases employers should do their best to enable employees with mental health problems to stay in work. 

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