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How can HR professionals manage a depressed employee?

How can HR professionals manage a depressed employee?

Nearly two-thirds of people say that they have experienced a mental health problem, and it’s not a surprise that depression is one of the most common forms of mental-ill health.

There are plenty of ways an employer can help support their employees’ wellbeing. For example, appointing a ‘mental health first-aider’ whom employees can approach rather than their manager, or offer a more flexible working environment including working from home.

It’s important that managers receive the best possible training in dealing with situations regarding mental health so that they feel confident when dealing with mental health issues.

Additionally, employers should have a mental health policy to raise awareness of how such issues are dealt with. This policy should be located somewhere that all staff can access it from, like an employee handbook or your company’s intranet.

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