Resources and Support services

IBEC: Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Line Manager’s Guide
This guide provides information and direction for line managers in promoting mental wellbeing for all and understanding and supporting employees experiencing mental health problems while in the workplace. It highlights strategies to manage issues related to mental health in the workplace. It is a source of practical help and acknowledges the role of line managers as key players in addressing mental health problems in members of their teams, dealing with mental health problems in the workplace and underlines the importance of intervention at an early stage.

EA how the law can help youEA what the law means for your workplaceEquality Authority Guides

How the law can help you: provides practical information for people with experience of mental health difficulties on their equality rights in employment and access to services. It explains why equality law in Ireland is important for people with experience of mental health difficulties, what the laws says and how people are protected from discrimination and can seek redress.

What the law means for your workplace: provides information for employers on their responsibilities towards employees and potential employees with experience of mental health issues. This guide explains the legal requirement on employers to provide reasonable accommodation for employees and potential employees with experience of mental health difficulties. It also provides some good examples of what reasonable accommodation measures can look like in practice, so that people with experience of mental health difficulties can have access to employment, participate or advance in employment and undertake training.

Final Mental Health Policy Document for the Workplace
This publication is for employers and employees. Its purpose is to provide information and guidance on how to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace mental health policy.

Case Law Review on Mental Health in the Workplace:
The focus of this review is on the case law under the Employment Equality legislation that deals with mental health issues.

Yourmentalhealth.ie www.yourmentalhealth.ie
YourMentalHealth.ie is a place to learn about mental health, and how to support yourself and the people you love. You can find support services near you, and learn about the #littlethings that can make a big difference to how we all feel.

Green ribbon website: www.greenribbon.ie/need-help
See Change and our 90 partner organisations are rolling out a month long national Green Ribbon Campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems in May 2015. More than 500,000 green ribbons will be distributed nationwide free of charge to spark a national conversation about mental health in boardrooms, break-rooms, chat rooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables throughout Ireland. Our aim is to make the month of May every year synonymous with promoting open conversation of mental health and challenging the stigma of mental health problems.

SOS wellness workshops www.suicideorsurvive.ie/services/wellness
These workshops aim to help you understand, take charge of and take responsibility of your own mental health. The workshop can be of benefit to anyone who is interested in mental health and wellness.

My Mind workshops mymind.org/for-companies/price-list
In order to help companies foster a sense of mental fitness, MyMind has launched its new workplace initiative that uses workshops and seminars to promote staff resilience and emotional wellbeing.

Within your own organisation
Contact your organisation’s HR or Occupational Health department to get information on internal supports available such as Employee Assistance Programmes which can provide confidential support on a number of items such as financial, family, health and legal matters.

Contact See Change:
If you are interested implementing the 6 step workplace programme in your organisation please contact Dolores Kavanagh by e-mail at dolores@seechange.ie for further details.

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