How not to respond when a colleague talks to you about their mental health - Infographic - BelievePerform

How not to respond when a colleague talks to you about their mental health

When it comes to a colleague confiding in another team member about their mental health there are definite do’s and don’ts with how a team mate should engage and respond to their news.

People with mental health issues may feel stigmatised if your response is not one that comes from a supportive place and have a dismissive attitude. In this infographic we look at how not to respond when a colleague talks to you about their mental health.

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  • You are always so negative though.
  • Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
  • We knew you had a problem.
  • Stop seeking out attention.
  • It sounds like you are going mad.
  • You need to push yourself harder.
  • If I can manage then you can also manage.
  • You don’t look like something is wrong.
  • Just sleep on it. You will be fine tomorrow.
  • You just need to start thinking positively.
  • Its all just in your head.
  • Maybe you just need to get out more.
  • Things aren’t really that bad.
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