According to CIPD just over half (56%) of respondents said their organisation is supportive of people’s mental health, while only 52% said their organisation encourages staff to talk openly about mental health problems.
Lack of transparency about mental health struggles enhances the stigmas surrounding mental health challenges. Leaders within organisations have the opportunity to lead the conversation about mental health and to build strong relationships of trust and openness with their employees.
Not sure where to start? We’ve all dealt with a considerable amount of stress surrounding uncertainty whether it’s layoffs, the cost of living or the pandemic. Take a look at part of Dr. Harry Barry’s course on uncertainty as a conversation starter.