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How do you deal with mental health issues at work? Share your tips

Work can have a huge impact on our mental health. Almost two thirds (62%) of employees with mental health issues attribute their symptoms to work, or say that it was a contributing factor. And according to the ONS, 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK are related to mental health conditions.

The subject is now more openly discussed, but still many businesses are failing to help their staff. Some companies even take disciplinary action against employees for showing mental health symptoms.

As it’s World Mental Health Day, we’re asking readers to share their tips and advice on coping with mental health problems at work. Whether you recommend speaking to a colleague or encouraging an employer to nominate a mental health ambassador, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

You can submit your contributions anonymously using the online form below, from 10 until 24 October. We will publish an edited selection on the Guardian Careers site, and contributions may also be shared across our social media channels.

To get in touch fill in the encrypted form below – you won’t need to give us your name or the name of where you work – and we’ll publish a selection of responses. Please give us as much information about your experience as you can, but only include identifying details if you are happy to have them published.

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