This week has been Mental Health Awareness week and it is so encouraging to see how people are becoming more open about the challenges that poor mental health pose for people.

I love the fact the The FA are starting a campaign to encourage men to talk about their mental health. Businesses up and down the land are starting to understand the impact that poor mental health has on their employees and how work can influence mental health.

This year’s theme has been about body image and how that affects people’s self worth. 

If you are a manager, can I recommend that you learn more about mental health? Do a little research and find ways of encouraging people to speak a little more openly … sensitively.

This will continue to be a hot topic in the workplace over the next few years, so get ahead of the curve and embrace mental health and look after your staff.