Top 10 tips

Top 10 tips for small business owners

  1. Maintain an appropriate level of regular contact with the employee and discuss return to work as soon as possible.
  2. Don't take things personally, no matter how hard the situation gets.
  3. Consider the approach to managing return to work that you would take if an employee had a physical illness, as many of the principles will be the same for a mental health problem.
  4. Agree with the employee exactly who else, if anyone, might need to know about their mental health problem, and what information they need to be provided with.