Managing and supporting employees with mental ill health

Problems caused by poor management of mental ill health


Mental ill health can sometimes be seen as a stigma by those who experience it so they may be worried about discussing their situation, causing the symptoms to worsen.

In addition, it is often seen as a sensitive issue for employers so they may feel concerned about addressing the subject with an employee.

Incorrectly dealing with mental ill health could greatly impact the wellbeing of your staff and that in turn could hinder the growth and development of your business.

Negative effects of poor management of mental ill health in the workplace

Poor management of mental ill health or not recognising it in your business could create a number of issues including:

  • conflict between colleagues
  • the individual having difficulty completing tasks
  • high staff turnover
  • high absenteeism
  • poor reputation
  • low productivity
  • increased costs
  • workplace accidents

Read about how to support employees with mental ill health.

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.