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 resources are specific to one industry or sector, however most are general and will be relevant to a range of workplaces. Working from home and COVID-19Many of us are 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. Mind's site has practical suggestions for how we can take care of our own mental wellbeing and support our work mates, whether we're working from home, or travelling to work. You can find more information about mental wellbeing and COVID-19 here. Access to Work Mental Health Support Service - Remploy Remploy offers workplace mental wellbeing support and advice to employees. Support is tailored to the needs of the individual and can include: helping individuals identify coping strategies advice on simple workplace adjustments a step-by-step support plan helping employers understand what support they can offer employees with mental health problems To receive support from Remploy, you need to be in employment and have a mental health condition (diagnosed or undiagnosed) that has caused you to be off work, or made it difficult for you to remain in work. You can refer yourself in to the service, or someone else can refer you. Remploy can support individuals for up to nine months. Visit Remploy's site Cheshire and Merseyside Resilience Hub The Resilience Hub aims to help NHS, social care and emergency service staff find information and psychological support for themselves, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The site includes links, videos and downloads to help staff manage the impact of different situations relating to COVID-19. There are pages aimed at individual workers, as well and pages for leaders and managers. Visit the Hub’s website 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 Mental Health Foundation The Mental Health Foundation has a page on "going back to the work environment" during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes practical suggestions for looking after your own health and wellbeing and that of colleagues. Visit the Mental Health Foundation'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. There is a cost for the e-learning. MindEd The MindEd website provides free e-learning resources on mental health and wellbeing. The e-learning is aimed at the general public, volunteers, professionals and students. The Wellbeing for Education Return programme This programme is aimed at staff working in schools and colleges. The purpose of the training is to help staff support both young people and colleagues through the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit MindEd's website The MindEd Coronavirus Staff Resilience Hub This site provides information and advice for frontline staff, working through the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim is to help staff manage their mental health and wellbeing. The areas covered include: Helping each other Tips for managers and team leaders Stress and fear Trauma and distress End of life and bereavement Further resources for managers Visit the Staff Resilience Hub 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. 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 pandemic. Trained volunteers offer support 24/7, via call or text. There are separate web pages and resources for key workers in health, emergency services, education, social care and other essential services. Visit the web pages for Our Frontline Time to Change 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 Time to Change website includes ideas for activities to get your colleagues talking about mental health. There's also a range of free resources you can download, to challenge stigma in your workplace. Visit Time to Change’s website 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. Links to additional mental health and suicide prevention resources are included below. Although these aren't specific to workplace mental health, they could be used to promote mental health within the workplace. For free mental health campaign resources click here. For free suicide prevention resources click here. For free mental health and suicide prevention e-learning click here.