There’s a self-perceived stigma that can go along with an admission of mental health issues. You may fear your boss will treat you differently, question your ability to function in your job, discriminate against you, or even pass you over for promotion and a pay rise.
One in four of us will experience a mental health issue at some point in our lives, so even if this doesn’t seem like an issue for you right now, the likelihood is that it will be something you think about over the course of your career. Thanks in part to the pandemic, organisations are now realising the importance of good mental health for all employees - and encouraging dialogue.
Here are our top tips on how to successfully broach the topic of mental health with your boss.