Managing well


Managing mental health issues in the workplace

Most businesses in New Zealand will, at some stage, have staff who experience some kind of mental health problem.

Employers often want to help, but may not know what to do.

This information is designed to help you, as a manager, respond effectively.

With the right support, people with mental health issues can, and do, perform well in the workplace. They can continue to be highly effective employees and a long-term asset for your business.

If an employee is experiencing mental health issues that are impacting on their work, it’s best to be as supportive as possible. That will help them recover more quickly and that’s better for everyone.

We explain below why a supportive approach is recommended – not only for your employees but also for your business.

There’s also a three-step process Recognise, Relate and Respond to help you successfully navigate your way, when you are managing mental health issues at work.