Mental Health in the Workplace Level 3 (VTQ)

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How important is confidentiality

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Importance of Confidentiality in Mental Health Conversations

Why is Confidentiality Important?

Confidentiality is crucial:

  • Individuals often wait a long time before disclosing mental health issues.
  • Reassurance is needed that discussions will remain private.
  • Exceptions may include safeguarding concerns but are less relevant during initial disclosures.

Reassuring Confidentiality in Conversations

How to reassure confidentiality:

  • Ensure the person knows their information will stay confidential unless there's a need to escalate.
  • State clearly that discussions will remain private within the room.
  • Only escalate information on a need-to-know basis if it affects employment conditions significantly.