People who have mental heath concerns are often misunderstood and stigmatized, leading to an increase in performance concerns, conflict, and absenteeism in the workplace. While it is not your responsibility to diagnose mental illness, it can be both important and helpful for you to be aware of the signs and symptoms that may indicate whether someone is experiencing mental health concerns, so that you can respond appropriately.
When leadership has the capabilities to manage mental health concerns, early identification and support can be provided, which can lead to continued productivity, retention of employees, and overall satisfaction in the workplace. However, navigating concerns related to mental health in the workplace can be challenging and difficult for leaders without some fundamental understandings.
This presentation provides an overview of mental health, and offers guidance on how to participate in conversations with employees who may require support when experiencing difficulties related to mental health.
Target Audience: Leaders