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-19A 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 This free, confidential helpline is available 24/7 to construction workers and their families. The helpline is funded by the construction industry, for the construction industry, it provides: Advice on occupational health and mental wellbeing. Support on legal, tax and debt management matters. Emergency financial aid for construction families in crisis. Organisations can buy promotional materials from the site, to let their employees know about the helpline.Call the Helpline 0345 605 1956Visit the website of the Construction Industry Helpline Mental Health at Work This site brings together a wide range of resources relating to mental health at work. The site includes documents, guides, tips, videos, courses, podcasts, templates and information from organisations across the UK, which can be used to improve workplace mental health. You can search the site for industry specific resources. Visit Mental Health at Work's website Mind The national mental health charity Mind, has pages on its website covering different aspects of workplace mental health. These are outlined below: Mental health at workThese pages have information about taking care of yourself and taking care of your staff. The information outlines inexpensive and practical ways you might improve your own, or your employees’ mental wellbeing. There are free resources you can download including a guide to Wellness Action Plans. Influence and participation toolkit Mind developed this toolkit to help workplaces meaningfully involve employees, who have lived experience of mental health problems, in the development of their organisation.How to be mentally healthy at workThis section is for people managing their own mental health at work. It covers: types of work, work and stress, workplace relations, getting support and returning to work. The information can be downloaded free as a PDF. Workplace Wellbeing IndexThis is Mind’s benchmark of best policy and practice. It aims to help organisations identify where they are doing well and where they might improve their approach to workplace mental health. The initiative is aimed at organisations with more than 20 employees and there's a cost. Corporate partnerships This section outlines how companies can work in partnership with Mind. E-learningMind also offers e-learning, related to workplace mental health. The courses aim to: Enable employers to raise awareness of mental health in their organisations. Help employees to better understand and manage their own mental health. Enable employees to support their colleagues. Contribute to mentally healthier workplaces. For small workplaces Mind's e-learning is free. My Whole Self The My Whole Self campaign aims to change workplace culture in relation to mental health. There are a number of resources linked to My Whole Self, which can be downloaded free from the website. These include: Guidance on staying mentally healthy while working from home. Campaign posters, postcards and activity sheets to download and print, or share online. A campaign animation and email banner. A campaign kit for organisations with suggested social media posts and text for websites or newsletters. Social media graphics and an email banner. The campaign was launched by Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA England) in March 2020. Visit MHFA England’s website National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE) NICE has produced the “Mental Wellbeing at Work” guideline, which outlines how organisations can create the right conditions to promote mental wellbeing at work. This document can be downloaded free as a PDF from the NICE website. To find the guideline, click the link below, then put “mental wellbeing at work” in the search box. A number of other documents relating to mental health and wellbeing can be downloaded free from NICE’s site. These include guidelines, quality standards and pathways. Visit NICE's website Our Frontline Our Frontline provides one to one mental health support, to front line staff, who are working during the COVID-19 outbreak. Trained volunteers offer support 24/7, via call or text. There are separate numbers and web pages for key workers and for people working in health, social care and emergency services. Visit the web pages for Our Front Line Time to Change (national site) Time to Change is a social movement, which encourages us all to talk more openly about mental health. The aim of the movement is to change negative attitudes and behaviour towards people experiencing mental health problems. The national Time to Change website has a particular focus on workplaces. The pages for workplaces, cover the following areas: The employer pledge Champions in the workplace Support for employers Support for employees Make an impact in your workplace Visit Time to Change’s website Free Time to Change resourcesThe site also has pages with free campaign resources which you can customise and download, these include a range of resources for campaigning at work. Visit Time to Change’s resource pages Warrington Time to Change Hub Warrington is working closely with the national Time to Change movement (See the dropdown heading above) and has set up a local Time to Change Hub. The Hub recruits and supports volunteers with lived experience of mental health problems (Champions). The role of Time to Change Champions is to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems. Employer PledgeAs Time to Change has a focuses on mental wellbeing in the workplace, the local Hub is encouraging organisations within Warrington to sign up, to pledge their commitment to end mental health stigma. Warrington Time to Change Hub is led by Warrington Speak Up, in partnership with Warrington Borough Council. Visit the webpages of Warrington Time to Change Hub Workplace suicide prevention infographic The purpose of this resource is to enable people to feel more confident about intervening, if they're concerned a workmate might be suicidal. The infographic includes details of key local and national mental health support services. It also provides some basic statistical information about suicide and details of free suicide prevention training. This resource was developed by Warrington’s Public Health Team. To download a PDF of the infographic click here. 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 Details of free suicide prevention e-learning can be found here. For details of free suicide prevention resources: Click the button “front line workers” above. Then look under the drop down heading “Suicide prevention resources”. Free mental health and wellbeing resources There's a wide range of free resources to promote mental health and wellbeing. Some of these are web-based, others can be downloaded free. For more details about the range of local and national mental wellbeing resources click here. In Your Corner: Warrington’s mental health campaign for men The aim of Warrington's In Your Corner campaign, is to encourage men to look out for their mates, also to be more supportive of people experiencing mental health problems. The In Your Corner campaign stool* and banner are available on loan, to help raise awareness of mental health problems amongst men. Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Resource Centre is currently closed. This means promotional materials can't be ordered, or booked out on loan at this time. Each organisation that books the campaign stool and banner will receive an information pack. The pack includes an explanation of the campaign and local campaign materials (flyers, leaflets and posters) developed especially for men in Warrington. You can read more about the local In Your Corner campaign and how to order the free resources here. *The In Your Corner stool is the type used by a corner man in a boxing match. The corner man’s role is to assist his teammate in the ring.