Mental health is your business

Equality and Human Rights Commission

In 2008 the Commission’s Who Do You See? research found that people with mental health conditions are one of the most discriminated against groups in Wales with:

  • 37 per cent of people being unhappy if their close relative married someone with a mental health condition
  • Only 40 per cent of people thinking that people with a mental health condition are suitable to be Primary School teachers

Following these findings we have been working in partnership with mental health experts from the voluntary sector and equality practitioners in the public sector to address mental ill health in the workplace.

This guidance is a result of that partnership. Together we have looked at what makes effective policy and practice, defined the business case and agreed a strategy to promote the guidance to others.

We have developed a set of tools which you can use in your workplace to tackle sickness absence and address the stigma associated with mental health conditions.


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