This document offers guidance as to how best to prepare for and manage conversations around managing mental ill health in the workplace.
Employers have a duty to protect their employees and visitors from harm. They must do risk assessments and they must report any serious incidents to the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland. Employees are expected to take reasonable care of their own health and safety.
This document sets out suggestions as to how to support mental health in the workplace by making adjustments and providing assistance to support staff to fulfil their role.
In addition to contracts of employment, a number of other types of contracts exist.
When an employee starts work, the employer has a duty of care towards them. This includes making sure that they can do the job safely and competently.
This template is designed to be completed by the employee and discussed with their line manager to ensure the employee is supported appropriately and sensitively during periods of mental ill health. Once completed it should remain a confidential document and the information should not be disclosed to other parties without the express consent of the person concerned.