Dignity in the Workplace World Mental Health Day 2015

Dignity in the Workplace
World Mental Health Day 2015
This year World Mental Health Day – 10th October the focus is
on the theme of Dignity
Here are some top tips on how to bring Dignity into the
Join in the conversation around dignity in mental health #WMHD15
If you are concerned about a colleague, take the time to ask if
they are ok. Take some time out of your day to go for a walk or
have a chat over a cup of tea – it can make all the difference to
someone’s day.
Be respectful around mental
health and conscious of the
language you use, Do not use
words like:
Do you know someone
who is experiencing
mental ill health?
Send them a card or see
if they would like you to
visit – mental ill health is
no different to any other
physical illness.
What you perceive to be a joke
may not be funny to others
around you.
Keep in touch during sickness
absence to offer support and
plan for return to work. Consider
a neutral space (such as a café).
Build a respectful
If you feel you need more guidance on
understanding mental ill health – attend the
Mental Health Awareness course, available
through the Equality & Diversity webpages.
Encourage an ethos where staff know it is OK to
talk about mental health – it will help to reduce
the stigma
Develop a work culture
where everyone is
treated with respect and
dignity and issues such
as bullying and
harassment are not
Accept the existence of mental ill health – let’s stamp out the stigma of
mental health altogether.