The need for a mental health policy
Mental health problems and stress can affect anyone, regardless of their job, at any time. That is why promoting and protecting good mental health is so important – not only for a person’s physical health, social wellbeing and productivity, but also for the range of benefits it can bring to the wider organization.
Everyone can contribute to improved mental wellbeing at work, in turn helping to develop a positive working environment for all employees
This document outlines Security Foiling’s mental health policy
Aims of the policy
- promote the mental wellbeing of all staff by providing information, advice and opportunities for employees to look after their mental wellbeing
- develop the skills of managers and supervisors to promote mental wellbeing among employees and effectively deal with issues around mental health and stress
- provide support to employees by offering help and advice to staff who experience a mental health problem and supporting staff returning to work after a period of absence
|1. Develop management skills to promote mental wellbeing, manage any issues effectively and tackle factors which may have a negative impact on mental health.||
|2. Develop a workplace culture based on trust, support and mutual respect.||
|3. Provide support and help for employees experiencing mental health difficulties.||
|4. Identify and reduce sources of workplace stress.||
All employees and staff will be made aware of the mental health policy. The policy will be included in the employee handbook and employee information or induction packs.
Review and monitoring
The mental health policy will be reviewed six months from implementation and then annually after that.
A Director will be responsible for reviewing the policy and monitoring its effectiveness