- Youngminds - reports on mental health for younger people and charity
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Footnote: since first publishing this, a comment came in that it isn't always appropriate to contact someone who is off work for mental health reasons. Yes, that's true, and contact may in fact increase problems rather than offer comfort, but the very principle that people off sick because of a mental health issue is 'taboo' is what is challenged here. If you have a colleague off sick for any kind of mental health reason, check before contacting them with your HR department or boss. Maybe a get well soon card could be the best thing they ever got.