More and more companies are taking a greater responsibility for the health and wellbeing of their employees. But when you are worried about a colleague’s mental health it can be difficult to know the right way to support them without overstepping boundaries or putting either of you at risk.
Amy Gallo has outlined 6 ways to help. Tips include: avoid diagnosing them, know your limits, and don’t be their de-facto therapist.
From the Article:
Know your limits
Think about whether you are the right person to say anything to them. If it’s a close colleague or someone who works under you it may be ok to broach the subject.
Pro Tip: Get support from others (your boss or HR) if you feel the person is in danger or your job is at risk.
Don’t be their de-facto therapist
If someone keeps coming back to you for help and advice say “Thanks for relaying this but I’m not an expert”
Get the full article online: Worried about Your Colleague’s Mental Health? 6 Ways to Help Them.
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