Disclosing versus concealing a mental health problem at work: what do we know and where do we go from here?
|Starts:||10:00 18 Jul 2018|
|Ends:||12:00 18 Jul 2018|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
Mental health is a growing global concern. Mental health problems represent a significant cost to companies stemming from reduced productivity, absences, and turnover. Despite a notable increase in public attention given to mental health, relatively little is known on how employers can best support their employees’ mental health. Many individuals prefer to conceal their challenge, often out of fear of being disadvantaged or treated poorly because of the stigmatization of mental health problems.
In this presentation, Prof Lapierre will provide an overview of the limited scholarship addressing employees’ disclosure of a mental health problem. He will also list a series of research questions that he believes should be addressed in order to offer organizations the means of ensuring that their managers create a work climate where their employees feel comfortable revealing their mental health problems, and where such revelation actually leads to positive outcomes.
Role: Professor of Workplace Behaviour and Health
Organisation: University of Ottowa
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