This guide has been designed as a one-stop resource to provide information on mental health conditions; give basic advice on tackling the issues and providing solutions; and outline ways to organise around mental health as a workplace health and safety issue.
GMB will never expect you to be an expert on mental health. Your role, whether you are a GMB health and Safety Representative, Shop Steward, Workplace Organiser or just the friendly face who has been
approached, is to signpost the GMB member to the specialist support that they need, and if you are a GMB health and Safety Rep, to negotiate with the employer to protect the GMB member and improve their lot at work.
This guide will help you to do just that. But if you need more advice or support, the whole GMB family will stand with you and behind you. the more that GMB can do to help GMB members talk to their GMB Workplace Organiser the sooner they can get the help they need at work, and the easier it will become for issues to be raised in the future.