Guide

Managing and supporting employees with mental ill health

Mental ill health: support for employers

There is a range of support available for employers dealing with promoting equality and mental health issues in Northern Ireland.

Equality Commission

The Equality Commission provides detailed guidance for employers and service providers on issues such as hiring new staff, redundancy, managing absence and flexible working.

In addition, through the Equality Commission's employer training programme, employers can attend training seminars and information sessions on a wide range of equality issues including promoting disability equality in the workplace, managing bullying and harassment and recruiting fairly.

Mental health organisations

There are also a number of mental health organisations in Northern Ireland that can provide advice and help businesses to put reasonable adjustments in place.

These include:

Search for other mental health organisations in Northern Ireland.

Government support programmes

The Disability Employment Service, which is part of the Department for Communities, provides specialist support programmes to help employers recruit and retain disabled workers.

This support includes the Job Introduction Scheme, Workable (NI), Access to Work (NI) and Occupational Psychology Services.

Read more on support if you employ someone who is disabled.