Workplace mental wellbeing

There are several different elements to mental wellbeing in the workplace, you might wish to focus on one or more of the following:

  • Encouraging your workmates and staff to look after their own mental wellbeing.
  • Supporting workmates and staff who have mental health problems.
  • Challenging stigma, relating to people with mental health problems.
  • Addressing workplace issues which could negatively impact on the mental wellbeing of workmates and staff.

The following sites have details of services, resources or initiatives relating to mental health in the workplace. Some of the sites are specific to the construction industry, many are more general and will be relevant to a range of workplaces.

Working from home and COVID-19
A lot of people are now working from home, because of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing. Change and uncertainty can be unsettling and stressful, so it's important we all remember to look after our mental wellbeing, as well as our physical health. Both Mind's site and the My Whole Self campaign have practical suggestions for how we can take care of our mental wellbeing, if we're working from home. You can find more information about mental wellbeing and COVID-19 here.

The Construction Industry Helpline

Mental Health at Work

Mind

My Whole Self

National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE)

Our Frontline

Time to Change (national site)

Warrington Time to Change Hub  Localresource

Workplace suicide prevention infographic  Localresource


Some additional mental health and suicide prevention resources are outlined below. Although these aren't specific to workplace mental health, they could be used to promote mental health within the workplace.

Free suicide prevention e-learning and resources  Localresource

Free mental health and wellbeing resources  Localresource