More than half (52 per cent) of UK HR professionals responding to a poll now engage regularly with employees about mental health.
PMI Health Group surveyed more than 200 professionals and found that, while 52 per cent engage, 78 per cent hold informal discussions with employees if they suspect they might be suffering mental health problems. Only seven per cent do nothing and wait to be approached by the employee.
HR professionals are also using a range of tools to support employees with mental health issues. Forty-three per cent direct employees towards a counselling helpline, 37 per cent refer them to an occupational health service, 27 per cent advise them to visit their GP and 21 per cent ask their colleagues to keep an eye on them.
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