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H&S | 12.10.2012

Trade Unions and mental health: a resource list

Dear Colleagues

Over recent years, there has been growing recognition of the extent of mental health issues in the workplace and outside. Trade unions are aware that stigma based on ignorance and prejudice - from employers and from fellow workers - is probably the most significant barrier faced by people with mental health problems, and also the most difficult to challenge.

Please find below a link to resources the TUC have published for union reps to use both in supporting members and in persuading employers to adopt the right approach.

http://www.tuc.org.uk/equality/tuc-21516-f0.cfm

 

Yours sincerely

 

Joe Simpson
Assistant Secretary