When someone you’re managing takes leave for their mental health, there are things you can do to support them while they’re away, and when they come back.
Almost half of us will experience poor mental health over our lives, so it’s likely that at some stage you will support a team member working through depression or anxiety or another mental health disorder.
What can you do to help them return to work?
Guests in this episode include Clare Babbage; Jo Farmer; Tully Rosen and Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, former Commissioner of NSW RFS and current Commissioner of Resilience NSW.
You can find more information about mental health in the workplace at these places:
Heads Up - Beyond Blue’s workplace mental health resource
Black Dog Institute - Workplace and mental health wellbeing space
Safe Work Australia - Work health and safety guidance
Head to Health - Digital mental health resources
And you can get support from :
Or you can go to your GP who will refer you to a psychologist.
Host - Anna McAfee
From studying psychology, working in recruitment and being part of the LinkedIn Local movement, Anna has had a broad range of experience in working with people as a manager, trainer and team member.
Producer/Editor - Simon Portus
Simon is a producer and director with a passion for storytelling and development. He is the Creative Director of Headline Productions.
Executive Producer - Liz Keen
Before working on the award winning podcast, Still Jill, Liz had produced stories for Earshot, All in the Mind and Background Briefing as well as presenting and producing live radio. She has also been a Chief of Staff and Content Director for the ABC where she learnt to manage staff on the run.
Researcher - Dr James Donnelly
The man who made sure we got our facts right is a Lecturer in Psychology at Southern Cross University who is trained in clinical and neuropsychology with 25 years experience in assessing and treating children, adolescents and older adults.