Managing your mental health at the workplace

There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to telling people at work about your mental health difficulties. Whether you choose to tell others can depend on how much your difficulty affects your role, the amount of support you have outside the workplace and your relationships with your colleagues.

You are not legally required to tell your employer unless your difficulty has the potential to endanger your safety or that of your colleagues – for example, your ability to operate machinery or make decisions.

It may be a good idea to discuss your difficulty with your employer if it’s affecting the standard of your work, or if there are concerns about your performance. If this applies to you, you may need some adjustments to support you at work.

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