Be mindful of mental health

Employers need to be aware that individual employees may be suffering mental health problems, and should take steps to have supports in place, writes Gareth Naughton.

23rd December, 2012
Dr Kara McGann, Ibec policy executive. Photo: Tony O'Shea

With the additional pressures at home and work the last few years have brought, it is no surprise that mental health is on the agenda for many employers.

Employers' group Ibec recently produced a guide to mental health and well-being for line managers after a growing number of inquiries from companies on the issue. Dr Kara McGann, Ibec policy executive, said it was likely to be an issue encountered more often as the stigma surrounding...

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