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Mental Health at Work in Adult Social Care Policy

Policy Statement

This policy outlines the approach of {{org_field_name}} towards supporting employees who have mental health-related issues. The policy should be read in combination with related policies on Stress at Work and Occupational Health in addition to those relating to the provision of mental health support to service users.

{{org_field_name}} recognises that mental health issues are common in modern society and affect many employees and managers in workplaces. It also recognises that people with mental health issues make valuable contributions to the success of any organisation and that providing them with adequate support not only complies with the law but supports their ongoing health and employment.

In particular, the organisation recognises its duties under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination and to make ‚Äúreasonable adjustments‚ÄĚ for employees with disabilities which remove barriers to their employment. The organisation recognises that disability is defined in the Act as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the ability of an individual to carry out normal, day-to-day activities.

It is understood that establishing a workplace ethos that supports positive mental health can:

Procedures

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Training

Line managers and supervisors should be trained how to provide appropriate support to people with mental health issues and how to create a healthy working environment. Training in mental health issues will help to fight the misconceptions some people have about mental illness.


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