CIPD and Mind have published mental health guidance for employers. The guidance is aimed at helping managers improve their response to issues of poor mental health in employees.

It aims to help managers identify warning signs early on as currently only 42% of employees feel their manager would be able to spot them. It includes information, resources and tools to enable managers to support struggling employees effectively.

The guidance follows research carried out by CIPD into mental health policies in the workplace found that just 32% of organisations train line managers to support staff with poor mental health, despite it being the primary cause of long-term sickness absence for 22% of organisations.

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