Staff mental health and wellbeing
Developed, led and supported by employers MINDFUL EMPLOYER® provides businesses and organisations with easier access to information and support for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions.
Help is at Hand from Health Assured
Our new health and wellbeing app provides 24/7 support when and where you need it most. Some of the great content includes:
- tips and advice on how to maintain your work-life balance
- support on keeping good physical and emotional health
- mini health and wellbeing checks
- 4 week wellbeing challenges
- a variety of topical support videos and webinars on demand
Mental Health Awareness
With more and more of us affected by mental health issues, it is vital that all employers are able to identify the main warning signs of mental ill health. St John Ambulance is set to launch courses to enable managers and supervisors to identify, understand and assist those who may be developing, or suffering from a mental health issue. To receive more information, please register your interest here.
The Mindful Employer (TME) website carries a range of publications to help your managers and staff including Keeping Well at Work, Making Work Work and Feeling Stressed, Keeping Well. Why not take a look?
Resources are free to download and many employers have bought printed copies of Line Managers Resource, Keeping Well at Work and general leaflets for their employees. Take a look at the films Working with Anxiety and Let’s Talk – TME can send you the mp3 files if you want to use them on your staff intranet or e-learning sites: they are free so do get in touch.
The Workplace Wellbeing Charter - National Award for England
The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a statement of intent, showing your commitment to the health of the people who work for you.
Organisations using the Charter benefit in many ways including:
- The ability to Audit and Benchmark against an established and independent set of standards – identifying what the organisation already has in place and what gaps there may be in the health, safety and wellbeing of your employees.
- Developing strategies and plans – The Charter provides a clear structure that organisations can use to develop health, safety & wellbeing strategies and plans
- National recognition – The Charter award process is robust and evidence based. With over 1,000 organisations across England holding the award, The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is now widely recognised as the business standard for health, safety & wellbeing across England. The award helps to strengthen the organisation's brand & reputation and supports in sales and marketing activities.
The Standards and the supporting toolkit materials and topic guides have been funded by Public Health England, and are free for all organisations to use on the website. The aim is to support local health and wellbeing partnerships and employers to maximise the potential of their staff, and to make small changes that have large impacts on staff health and wellbeing’.
Employers that sign up to any of the Public Health Responsibility Deal pledges concerning Health at Work, can use the Charter standards as a road map to fulfil the commitments made in the pledge. Similarly, employers that are taking action under the Workplace Wellbeing Charter may also wish to sign-up to the Health at Work pledges under the Public Health Responsibility Deal, in order to demonstrate their commitment in this area