Starting a Mental Health Conversation as a Manager

In this week's episode Leyla talks about starting a mental health Conversation as a manager. How to do this sensitively and ways to ask questions to lead someone to support. Continue Reading Starting a Mental Health Conversation as a Manager

Welcome to the 246th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series focuses on Mental Health Awareness Month/Week, and in this episode, I’ll be focusing on setting the framework for positive Mental Health conversations at work. Today is about starting a mental health conversation as a manager.

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In today’s show on Starting a Mental Health Conversation as a Manager

  • About my TEDx Talk [00:53]
  • 3 vital factors to keep in mind when considering how to support others. [03:58]
  • Discover strategies for recognising mental health challenges among your team members. [05:16]
  • Learn about key indicators to watch for that may signal mental health concerns. [05:48]
  • Find out actionable steps to take when you spot signs or symptoms of mental ill health. [08:50]

Quotes on Starting a Mental Health Conversation as a Manager

  • It’s often much easier to talk about physical ill health and stress than mental ill health
  • Identifying mental issues with team members can be tricky to spot.
  • You might notice an increase in weight loss or appetite, it’s not not focus on this but to recognise a change.
  • Be aware of your policies and procedures, as they will help you support staff n the right way.

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