What are an Employer’s Duties When it Comes to Mental Health?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 October 2023
Aoife Gallagher Watson
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: Mental Health, Health and Safety, Employee Wellbeing, Suicide Prevention

Last month, a number of organisations took part in various suicide prevention campaigns in an effort to raise awareness of this complex and sensitive issue. It was an important reminder of how far we have come as a society in terms of the progress that has been made in understanding and discussing mental health and in appreciating the role that employers can play in mental wellbeing. As demonstrated by a survey conducted by Healthy Workplace Ireland, and published in March of this year, it is known that:

  • one in five Irish firms have experienced mental health related issues in the past year;
  • 76% of employers agree that they have a responsibility in supporting employee mental health.


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Aoife Gallagher Watson
A&L Goodbody

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