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Information sharing in mental health emergencies at work

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new guidance to give employers more certainty about sharing their workers’ personal details in a mental health emergency.

The guidance provides advice on when and how it is appropriate to share workers’ information when the employer believes that someone is at risk of causing serious harm to themselves, or others, because of their mental health.

The new guidance is part of a range of guidance produced by the ICO to help employers look after personal information in line with data protection law. The ICO also has a data sharing hub with useful guides on when and how to share personal information.

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Whether you are self-employed or a business owner, we should take steps to take care of our mental health and those of our employees. There is a wealth of support available to you online: Wellbeing and Mental Health | Business Wales ( 

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