Listen to any concerns/questions they may have
If an employee has any questions or just needs to talk about their mental health (e.g they have been feeling overly stressed or anxious lately), listen attentively and try to come up with a solution to the problem so that they can continue to concentrate on their work.
Regularly check in with them
Make an appointment or organize a quick meeting and let employees know about looking after their health (E.g powerpoint on how to reduce stress ).
Organize mental health events in the workplace (E.g coffee morning )
Get the whole workplace to come together for a coffee morning in aid of a mental health charity such as Pieta House or Mental Health Ireland. Employees can chat with others, drink tea/coffee and eat scones in aid of a charity of their choice. Also don’t forget to donate!
Employees should be entitled to some time off due to intense anxiety/other mental health issue. The employer can request a doctor’s certificate or otherwise and note the number of working days missed. It is imperative that employees are in good health in order to work to their full potential.
Ensure workplace is safe and friendly
Employers should make sure that no bullying is taking place in the workplace. In the event that an employer is notified that bullying may be taking place, it is their responsibility that the matter is quickly dealt with.