In response to our team of CCI consultants regularly being contacted by Members looking for assistance with situations related to suspect or known mental health issues in the workplace, we developed the Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Kit.
Anxiety and stress-related illnesses are a part of what HR managers have to be on top of each day and managing staff with suspected or known mental health issues is even more demanding to ensure a sensitive and effective approach that is consistent with legislative requirements.
That’s where the Kit comes in.
The Kit provides managers and HR professionals with the practical resources and information required to appropriately manage employees and prospective employees with mental health issues, from a combined occupational health and safety; employment relations; and workers’ compensation perspective.
The Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Kit is a practical guide to situations including:
- What to do in an emergency
- Having an “R U OK?” conversation
- Requesting information from a medical practitioner
- Performance managing an employee with suspected mental health issues
- Reasonable adjustments
- Managing absences.
The Kit introduces key aspects of relevant legislation, including:
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Workers’ Compensation
- Fair Work and Discrimination legislation.
The Kit includes pro-forma policies, plans, letters and other supplementary documents commonly needed when managing mental health issues in the workplace.
Keen to discuss a workplace mental health issue? Want to know more about the Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Kit? Contact us on (08) 9365 7415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.