Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Government to launch review into mental health practices in the workplace - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

by Katie Scott 
Originally published: January 10, 2017

The government is to launch a review into mental health practices in the workplace as part of a wider package of reforms around mental health support.

The workplace review will be led by Lord Dennis Stevenson, a mental health campaigner, and Paul Farmer CBE, chief executive officer at Mind and chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce.

The review will examine how best to support employees with mental health problems, ensuring they can thrive and perform at their best at work.

Liaising with both businesses and the public sector, the review will also look to promote employer best practice around mental health, assist with employee wellbeing and mental health challenges, and review recommendations around discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of mental health.