How to Become a Mental Health Leader Within the Workplace is a book about the leadership and management of mental health at work. It provides research, insight, advice and opinion in the areas of:
Leadership and culture
The mental health management system (eg. policy, risk assessments, consultation).
Who is this book for?
How to Become a Mental Health Leader Within the Workplace is aimed at organisational leaders and managers, including Human Resources and Health & Safety leaders, but also anyone who has responsibility for mental health at work. It’s also for academics, lawyers and policy influencers who may be interested in factors that affect workplace mental health practices and related outcomes. It’s also aimed at consultants, trainers and advocates who are interested in deepening their knowledge of workplace mental health and in developing their position or offering.
What will this book help you do?
If you are a leader or manager, or somebody advising them, you may find yourself wondering how to design and implement a workplace mental health management system. How to Become a Mental Health Leader Within the Workplace will guide you through this process, providing you with a strategic, structured and systematic management system, along with numerous ideas and initiatives that are practical, easy to understand and easy to implement. The book will also go a long way to helping you meet your legal obligations as they relate to workplace mental health. It will also help you prepare for ISO 45003 accreditation, which relates to psychological health and safety.
What benefits does this book aim to provide?
With mental health rising up the management agenda, How to Become a Mental Health Leader Within the Workplace will help you approach mental health like you approach most other management challenges; in a strategic, structured and systematic way. The book’s principle benefit is, perhaps, obvious – to help you improve employee mental health. It will help you empathise with and manage employees with poor mental health. Through improved employee mental health, further benefits should arise. These are likely to include increased employee productivity, reduced employee sickness absence and increased employee retention. The book will also help ensure your workplace mental health management system complies with the law and it will help you defend against claims of mental health negligence. How to Become a Mental Health Leader Within the Workplace is full of easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement methods that will help you become a mental health leader where you work, to the benefit of your organisation and its employees.