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Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace. A Practical Guide for Employers and Employees. Edition No. 1

  • Book

  • 256 Pages
  • May 2020
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5836334


Provides guidance for both employers and staff on promoting positive mental health and supporting those experiencing mental ill health in the workplace

The importance of good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is a subject of increased public awareness and governmental attention. The Department of Health advises that one in four people will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives. Although a number of recent developments and initiatives have raised the profile of this crucial issue, employers are experiencing challenges in promoting the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace contains expert guidance for improving mental health and supporting those experiencing mental ill health.

This comprehensive book addresses the range of issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing in work environments - providing all involved with informative and practical assistance. Authors Gill Hasson and Donna Butler examine changing workplace environment for improved wellbeing, shifting employer and employee attitudes on mental health, possible solutions to current and future challenges and more. Detailed, real-world case studies illustrate a variety of associated concerns from both employer and employee perspectives. This important guide:

  • Explains why understanding mental health important and its impact on businesses and employees
  • Discusses why and how to promote mental health in the workplace and the importance of having an effective 'wellbeing strategy'
  • Provides guidance on managing staff experiencing mental ill health
  • Addresses dealing with employee stress and anxiety
  • Features resources for further support if experiencing mental health issues

Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace is a valuable resource for those in the workplace wanting to look after their physical and mental wellbeing, and those looking for guidance in managing staff with mental health issues.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction xv

1 Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing 1

2 Is Work Good for Your Mental Health and Wellbeing? 33

3 How to Be a Good Place to Work 47

4 How to Look After Your Wellbeing at Work 87

5 Manage Your Mental Health at Work 131

6 Supporting Staff Experiencing Mental Health Problems 169

Websites, Books, and Resources 203

Find Out About Therapy 209

The Health, Employee, Learning and Psychotherapy Service at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust 215

About the Authors 223

Index 225


Gill Hasson University of Sussex, UK. Donna Butler