Theme 2: Mental Health

Identifying Mental Health Issues

You may need urgent help for many reasons.

The important thing to know is you will not be wasting anyone's time.

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline

 
What you need to do

There is a clear commitment at senior level of your organisation that mental health matters, stated in a form that is visible and understandable to all employees.


Toolkit - National Resources

Mental Health at Work has resources on how to develop policy and practice

Toolkit - Local Resources

Coventry

Contact the Coventry Thrive at Work team by emailing:

Jenny.Duggan@coventry.gov.uk
Sharon.Naylor@coventry.gov.uk

Dudley

In Dudley, support for organisations is available from the Workplace Health Team at Dudley Council, you can email them here or phone 01384 813848.

 

Time to Change will close on 31 March 2021 following the Government's decision to end funding. But it's vital this does not signal the end of the Government's anti-stigma efforts.

You may need urgent help for many reasons.

The important thing to know is you will not be wasting anyone's time.

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline

What you need to do 

Reduce stigma about mental health in the workplace by encouraging conversations about mental health throughout the organisation.

Toolkit - National Resources 

This is Me provides employers with the tools to help change cultures around mental health.

ACAS has resources available on their website such as supporting mental health in the workplace

ACAS Mental Health Resources during Coronavirus

Every Mind Matters helps you to get a free action plan with simple steps to help you look after your mental health with clear NHS advice.

Toolkit - Local Resources  

Walsall

One You Walsall is a healthy lifestyle service dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in Walsall which you can access via 01922 444 044.

You may need urgent help for many reasons.

The important thing to know is you will not be wasting anyone's time.

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline

What you need to do

Produce, implement and communicate a mental health at work plan that encourages and promotes good mental health of all staff and open organisational culture.

Toolkit - National Resources  

Small businesses can download a document from the Federation of Small Businesses on how to improve employee wellbeing.

 

 

Preventing Mental Ill-health

You may need urgent help for many reasons.

The important thing to know is you will not be wasting anyone's time.

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline

What you need to do

Develop mental health awareness among employees by providing and displaying information about how staff can look after their mental health and wellbeing, including information about local services and national helplines.

Toolkit - National Resources

PHE Campaign Resources

With direct access to health care professionals and specialist support, learning and development creates sustainable futures Able Futures provides support to the people working and living with mental health difficulties, employers and providers of apprenticeships.

Able Futures is a nationwide specialist partnership set up to provide the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

Mental Health Foundation - A selection of posters you can use to help with your fundraising...

NHS Directory - Get help from a mental health charity helpline

The New Economic Foundation have updated their 5 Ways to Wellbeing to take into account social distancing.

NHS One You has resources for body and mind including ‘Every Mind Matters’.

Mind provides information and resources on how to be mentally well at work, including contact details for local support.

The HSE has a 'Talking Toolkit' to help prevent work-related stress 

Mental Health First Aid England - Mental health training online and face to face

Mental Health First Aid England

Here you’ll find a selection of free downloadable resources for your workplace, school, or community, including interactive toolkits, strategic guidance, gifs, posters, and more.

Toolkit - Local Resources

Birmingham

Forward thinking Birmingham provides access to resources and help for people with mental health issues in the 0-25 years age range.

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust - Healthy Minds provides information on how to access support for depression and anxiety.

Sandwell

Healthy Sandwell is a one-stop shop for a range of health and wellbeing services. You can also contact Healthy Sandwell by phone 0800 011 4656 or 0121 569 5100.

Walsall

One You Walsall is a healthy lifestyle service dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in Walsall which you can access via 01922 444 044.

IPRS Health is offering Free Mental Health Awareness Training to business leaders, managers and supervisors in Walsall.

Warwickshire

Warwickshire Mind provide training, guidance and support including drop-in sessions. For further information you can contact them on 02477 712 288.

Toolkit - Regional Resources

A workplace poster with information signposting to a range of health and wellbeing services is available to download from The Waiting Room. The Waiting Room website covers services across Birmingham and Solihull.

You may need urgent help for many reasons.

The important thing to know is you will not be wasting anyone's time.

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline

What you need to do

Have systems in place to assess risks to employee’s health. Individual health/stress risk assessment for staff are undertaken. 

Toolkit – National Resources 

 

HSE have useful information on the following:

Stress risk assessments (including template)

 

Healthy Working Lives have produced the Stress Risk Guidance and Flow Chart

 

Self-management of Mental Health Issues

You may need urgent help for many reasons.

The important thing to know is you will not be wasting anyone's time.

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline

What you need to do

Ensure that staff are aware of their rights around mental health and employment.

Toolkit – National Resources 

ACAS Equality, diversity and inclusion policy template

ACAS have published resources on what reasonable adjustments are.

GOV.UK  Reasonable adjustments for workers with disabilities or health conditions

Citizens Advice have published guidance concerning the Equality Act 2010

 

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