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Let’s talk depression in the workplace

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Article from HR review

As a manager, finding the best way to talk to your employees about a sensitive subject can sometimes be challenging. This may be further complicated if the employee in question is living with depression.

Dave Clemens, the editor of HR Review, shares a list of helpful things to say, as well as things to avoid, when it comes to talking to your employee with depression

There’s still enough of a stigma around depression to deter a lot of people from self-revelation. But if you are aware that an employee has this particular mental health problem, it helps to know some appropriate phrases you can use when talking to them.

There are things that you can say to facilitate conversations with your depressed employee and avoid damaging their already fragile morale. Adopting a sensitive, positive approach will also help ease any potentially difficult discussions you may need to have about job performance or behaviour.

Read the full article here.

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