There is a range of support available for employers dealing with promoting equality and mental health issues in Northern Ireland.
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.
- Action Mental Health
- Disability Action
- Mental Health Foundation
- Change Your Mind
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 Workable (NI), Access to Work (NI) and Condition Management Programme.
Read more on support if you employ someone who is disabled.
Mental health in the workplace webinar
The Labour Relations Agency (LRA) mental health in the workplace webinar will help raise your awareness of mental health, develop your understanding of key issues around mental health and equip you with ways in which you can better manage mental health in the workplace.