The Workplace Mental Health and Performance
Conversations Guide

If you’re a manager who has a sense of dread and feelings of anxiety when you think of mental health and performance conversations with your staff, then this guide will give you a number of tips that will start your journey toward feeling comfortable and confident to manage these conversations, and ultimately feel assured you could master even the trickiest of them all.

Can you imagine coming to work feeling comfortable and confident to manage performance and mental health conversations?

In this guide we will teach you how to achieve and maintain a positive mindset about mental health and performance conversations, and how to remain agile and in control throughout these exchanges, giving you greater poise and self-belief.

How empowering would it be to know how to get a mental health and/or performance discussion off to a good start?

By reading this guide you will learn how to open these conversations in a way that de-escalates any tension and creates an atmosphere of calm collaboration, giving you the confidence and clarity of mind to achieve your desired outcomes in the conversation.

How emboldened would you feel to know you could master even the trickiest conversations?   

In this guide we take you through examples of responses in mental health and/or performance conversations that can surprise and challenge you and we give you guidance on how you can best manage your thoughts and emotions in these situations so you can respond with professionalism and skill.  

By the end of this guide, you will have gained valuable insights and tips on managing mental health and performance conversations and start believing in yourself that you can not only face these conversations but feel like you could master them.

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