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The personnel manager as a mental health professional: Some possible areas of involvement

J. Bernath
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | : Perspectives on Industrial Psychology| a298 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v0i0.298 | © 1978 J. Bernath | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 November 1978 | Published: 28 November 1978

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J. Bernath,, South Africa

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Abstract

In this article, it is proposed that the Personnel Manager in commerce and industry has a valuable role to play as a mental health professional. It has been reported that up to 25 percent of all employees in every corporation are suffering from mental disorders which, in some way, make them ineffective in their jobs. By involving himself in areas such as welfare, education and rehabilitation programmes, it is argued that the Personnel Manager can help reduce this number and thus ensure a more psychologically healthy and more productive work force.

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In hierdie artikel, word 'n saak uitgemaak vir die Personeelbestuurder in handel- en nywerheidsorganisasies as iemand wat 'n belangrike rol het om te vervul as 'n geestesgesondheidspraktisyn. Dit word beweer dat tot 25 persent van alle werknemers in 'n organisasie aan geestesafwykings ly wat hulle oneffektief maak in die uitvoering van hul pligte. Die skrywer handhaaf die standpunt dat die Personeelbestuurder kan help om die aantal werknemers wat so geaffekteer is te verminder deur aandag te gee aan sake soos welsyn, opvoeding en rehabilitasie-programme. Dit sal geestesgesondheid verbeter en ‘n meer produktiewe arbeidsmag tot gevolg hê.


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