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Registered Occupational Psychologists

Mental Health Support at Work

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Liam Healy & Associates are a North East based firm of  HCPC Registered Occupational Psychologists who help individuals and  organisations manage mental health issues at work.

Mental illness is not just restricted to anxiety and mood disorders such as depression, but can include bipolar disorder, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), eating disorders, psychosis and schizophrenia, dementia and PTSD.

 

When an employee is struggling with mental health it can be a frightening, complex and difficult situation to manage - for both the person and the organisation. Even with the best of intentions an organisation can fail to effectively support a person with mental health issues. By the time they realise it is time to act, it may be too late, resulting in significant human and financial cost.

 

A key piece of legislation which governs how we deal with mental health issues at work is the Equality Act (2010). The Act is clear about employer responsibilities - breaching the provisions of the Act is a criminal offence.

 

Ignorance of the Act is no excuse in law. Did you know, for instance, the Equality Act also applies to carers of people with mental health issues? Many employers are shocked to discover this.  Read more here.

 

We help private individuals (read here about private fitness to work assessments), organisations and their employees manage mental health issues with practical, hands-on  support with the aim of producing the best outcome for all concerned. Our clients range from large multinationals to small family run businesses. All have one thing in common - a sincere desire to help staff struggling with their mental health.

 

Our service is independent, confidential and professionally regulated by the Health Care & Professions Council (HCPC). We operate within a legal and regulatory framework which ensures our professional independence, and that we work ethically, safely and effectively at all times.

 

 

 

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