With around 47% of people in New Zealand experiencing a mental illness during their lives, it is extremely likely that managers will experience an employee telling them at some point that they have a mental illness.
This course has therefore been developed to help managers understand their responsibilities regarding the disclosure of mental illnesses. This course will also look at how managers can provide support and implement workplace accommodations for employees with a mental illness.
This course complements the Mental Health Awareness pre-built which looks at the most common mental illnesses and employee responsibilities surrounding mental illness.
• Employees’ obligations to disclose mental illness;
• Asking employees if they have a mental illness;
• Different forms of mental illness disclosure;
• Managers’ responsibilities following a disclosure;
• Discrimination and mental illness;
• Reasonable workplace accommodations;
• Disclosing an employee’s mental illness to their colleagues;
• Addressing performance concerns of an employee with a mental illness;
• Addressing safety concerns of an employee that is suicidal.
At the completion of this course, learners should be able to:
• Discuss the legal responsibilities of employees surrounding mental health disclosure;
• Identify and discuss the different ways in which a disclosure of mental illness may occur;
• Explain their responsibilities following the disclosure of a mental illness by an employee;
• Identify how to manage some of the workplace issues that may result when an employee is experiencing a mental illness.