By Kenny Scott

This article looks at mental health and the workplace and what steps employers will be legally obliged to take if the definition of disability is met.

What do we mean by mental health?

The term ‘mental health’ itself is not a legal definition but rather usually refers to a continuum which includes emotional well-being, mental health conditions and mental illnesses. Mental health, like physical health, can fluctuate but everyone’s experience of mental health is different and unique to them.

It would now seem that as a society we recognise the need to and benefits of taking more proactive steps to invest in addressing and improving mental health.

In some cases, employers will be legally obliged to take certain steps if the legal definition of disability is met, as considered further below…