Theme 1: Mental Health

Identifying Mental Health Issues

What you need to do

There is a culture of discussing mental health openly in team meetings, company meetings and 1-1s.

 

Why this is important for you

Normalising the topic of mental health in the workplace is an effective way to help reduce stigma. Team and company meetings and 1-1s are all good ways to help reduce stigma and help create a culture of openness.

Discussing mental health and wellbeing in meetings helps to:

  • Promote open dialogue and embed positive attitudes and behaviours.
  • Normalise conversations about mental health.
  • Encourage staff to think more about their own and colleagues’ mental health and what factors can affect this.

Discussions in 1-1s are also beneficial as they:

  • Provide opportunities to discuss mental health between an employee and manager in private, where personal information an employee may not want widely known can be discussed comfortably.
  • Check on how the team member is doing and identify any issues early.
    (ACAS, 2017)

 

How you can achieve this

Include Wellbeing on agenda for all meetings and 1-1s etc.

 

How you can show you have achieved this

  • Verbal discussion with staff
  • Results of staff surveys
  • Team minutes health & wellbeing on agenda

 

Toolkit - National Resources

 

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

ACAS has a wide range of health and wellbeing resources available on their website such as supporting mental health in the workplace and using occupational health at work.

Mental Health at Work has an extensive range of resources on:

  • Support for line managers
  • Colleagues and staff
  • Ways to assess my organisation’s approach
  • Ideas to improve workplace culture
  • Help to develop policy and practice

 

NHS have a “How are you feeling?” tool which helps to asses emotional wellbeing and have open conversations.

NHS One You has resources on the following issues; stress less, eat better, alcohol, smoking, physical activities and sleep.

MIND have a guide on how you can promote wellbeing and how to support someone with a mental health condition.

Time to Change have guidance for employers on how to change the culture within the workplace along with some useful materials.

A free Guide to Producing a Mental Well-being Strategy from Altruist Enterprises.

Active working provides individuals and organisations helpful tips and resources on how to keep themselves active and engaged whilst at work.

Samaritans have an online workplace wellbeing training which takes about 90 minutes.

Rethink offer a range of mental health and wellbeing training.

Mental Health First Aid England provide training on mental wellbeing so that staff are equipped with dealing with mental wellbeing situation.

Mental Health First Aid England also has useful resources for workplaces to help promote and change the culture within the workplace.

Connect 5 provide train the trainer training on mental health and wellbeing.

Free to download awareness posters available from Enlighten Learning Consultancy. To trigger the augmented reality content of the poster you will need to download the Zappar App (free on App Store or Google Play Store) and a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. Open the Zappar App and point your phone’s camera at the code on the poster.

RSPH have an online resource, looking after your self-i.e.: a guide to finding your balance on and offline. The programme explores a range of topics such as; loneliness and relationships, self-image and self-esteem, sleep and online trolling and bullying.

Panic Attacks AR Poster

Dealing With Stress AR Poster

Depression AR Poster

PTSD AR Poster

The Stress Institute® is a center for the collection and dissemination of information on the impact of stress on health and provides stress reduction and mindfulness training.

You can download a Mental Skills Training Toolkit and Guidance from St Basils’ website.

ENEI offer a range of events and training for members and non-members throughout the year.

 The Charity for Civil Servants, for you by you, has:

Wellbeing hub which you can use to manage your mental health and wellbeing

Support in the workplace

Help for managers

Debt and mental health guidance

Information about stress, anxiety and depression

How to practice mindfulness

A variety of webinars

What to do in a crisis

 

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

 

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.

Birmingham City Council  has resources and signposting information on for Health & Wellbeing in Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council  provides access to a health and wellbeing library. The Library offers plenty of resources and support to help an individual look after their health. The extensive range of books, CDs and DVDs covers every health and healthy lifestyles topic.

 

Coventry

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind provides information about training courses available.

The Coventry City Council website has information on support available on how to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

Healthy Lifestyles Coventry is a free support service to help you to lose weight, give up smoking, get more active, cut down on alcohol, improve your overall wellbeing and get a free NHS Health Check.

Best-You Coventry is a free online self-care app and website to assist you on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

 

Dudley

Resources are available from Dudley Mind.

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

Dudley health champions is a community who help support their community in the health and wellbeing field.

Let's Get has a wide range of resources for the Dudley area on mental wellbeing, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking, alcohol and how to improve your overall wellbeing as well as get a free NHS Health Check.

 

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.

 

Warwickshire

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

Warwickshire libraries has self-help Reading Well Books on Prescription (BOP). The books are available in various formats such as hardcopies, audiobooks, and e-books

Warwickshire County Council provides guidance on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, school health and wellbeing, drug and alcohol support services and how to keep yourself healthy.

Equip provide support, advice and training to people across Warwickshire to combat discrimination.

One thing encourages all to get a free NHS health check.

Fitter Futures provide free 12-week programmes on weight management, physical activities and healthy lifestyles from the ages of 12 to adulthood.

 

Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton Council have a dedicated Mental Health Team who work in partnership with carers, NHS, third and independent senior organisations to ensure that a range of services are provided to help a recovery process for people with mental health needs.

 

Toolkit - Regional resources

 

Rise provides support and guidance to young people, parents and carers and professionals within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Mental Health Matters provides support with mental health and wellbeing, employment, housing and training within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

NCT provides pregnant women and new parents space to talk in a friendly non-judgmental environment and gain support from the group or in one to ones across Coventry and Warwickshire.

What you need to do

Mental health awareness training is available for all employees and it has been delivered to the majority of employees.

 

Why this is important for you

Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year, the equivalent of £1,300 per employee in the UK workforce. Therefore putting simple steps in place to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to make significant savings and improve health and wellbeing. Mental health awareness training is an important step to help achieve this and it is important that all employees are trained in issues relating to mental health so people who do have a mental health issue do not experience prejudice or discrimination and are appreciated for the contribution they make in the workplace.

 

How you can achieve this

Mental health awareness training should be mandatory training for all employees, with evidence to show training availability and staff uptake rates.

Employees should listen to and support colleagues with mental health and wellbeing concerns.

 

How you can show you have achieved this

  • Evidence to show mental health awareness training has been provided to
    most staff.
  • Attendance registers/logs.
  • Training records.
  • Training matrix.

 

Toolkit - National Resources

 

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

ACAS has a wide range of health and wellbeing resources available on their website such as supporting mental health in the workplace and using occupational health at work.

Mental Health at Work has an extensive range of resources on:

  • Support for line managers
  • Colleagues and staff
  • Ways to assess my organisation’s approach
  • Ideas to improve workplace culture
  • Help to develop policy and practice

 

NHS have a “How are you feeling?” tool which helps to asses emotional wellbeing and have open conversations.

NHS One You has resources on the following issues; stress less, eat better, alcohol, smoking, physical activities and sleep.

MIND have a guide on how you can promote wellbeing and how to support someone with a mental health condition.

Time to Change have guidance for employers on how to change the culture within the workplace along with some useful materials.

A free Guide to Producing a Mental Well-being Strategy from Altruist Enterprises.

Active working provides individuals and organisations helpful tips and resources on how to keep themselves active and engaged whilst at work.

Samaritans have an online workplace wellbeing training which takes about 90 minutes.

Rethink offer a range of mental health and wellbeing training.

Mental Health First Aid England provide training on mental wellbeing so that staff are equipped with dealing with mental wellbeing situation.

Mental Health First Aid England also has useful resources for workplaces to help promote and change the culture within the workplace.

Connect 5 provide train the trainer training on mental health and wellbeing.

Free to download awareness posters available from Enlighten Learning Consultancy. To trigger the augmented reality content of the poster you will need to download the Zappar App (free on App Store or Google Play Store) and a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. Open the Zappar App and point your phone’s camera at the code on the poster.

RSPH have an online resource, looking after your self-ie: a guide to finding your balance on and offline. The programme explores a range of topics such as; loneliness and relationships, self-image and self-esteem, sleep and online trolling and bullying.

Panic Attacks AR Poster

Dealing With Stress AR Poster

Depression AR Poster

PTSD AR Poster

The Stress Institute® is a center for the collection and dissemination of information on the impact of stress on health and provides stress reduction and mindfulness training.

You can download a Mental Skills Training Toolkit and Guidance from St Basils’ website.

ENEI offer a range of events and training for members and non-members throughout the year.

The Charity for Civil Servants, for you by you, has:

Wellbeing hub which you can use to manage your mental health and wellbeing

Support in the workplace

Help for managers

Debt and mental health guidance

Information about stress, anxiety and depression

How to practice mindfulness

A variety of webinars

What to do in a crisis

 

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

 

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.

Birmingham City Council  has resources and signposting information on for Health & Wellbeing in Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council  provides access to a health and wellbeing library. The Library offers plenty of resources and support to help an individual look after their health. The extensive range of books, CDs and DVDs covers every health and healthy lifestyles topic.

 

Coventry

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind provides information about training courses available.

The Coventry City Council website has information on support available on how to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

Healthy Lifestyles Coventry is a free support service to help you to lose weight, give up smoking, get more active, cut down on alcohol, improve your overall wellbeing and get a free NHS Health Check.

Best-You Coventry is a free online self-care app and website to assist you on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

 

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.

Dudley health champions is a community who help support their community in the health and wellbeing field.

Let's Get has a wide range of resources for the Dudley area on mental wellbeing, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking, alcohol and how to improve your overall wellbeing as well as get a free NHS Health Check.

 

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.

 

Warwickshire

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

Warwickshire libraries has self-help Reading Well Books on Prescription (BOP). The books are available in various formats such as hardcopies, audiobooks, and e-books.

Warwickshire County Council provides guidance on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, school health and wellbeing, drug and alcohol support services and how to keep yourself healthy.

Equip provide support, advice and training to people across Warwickshire to combat discrimination.

One thing encourages all to get a free NHS health check.

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

 

Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton Council have a dedicated Mental Health Team who work in partnership with carers, NHS, third and independent senior organisations to ensure that a range of services are provided to help a recovery process for people with mental health needs.

 

Toolkit - Regional resources

 

Rise provides support and guidance to young people, parents and carers and professionals within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Mental Health Matters provides support with mental health and wellbeing, employment, housing and training within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

NCT provides pregnant women and new parents space to talk in a friendly non-judgmental environment and gain support from the group or in one to ones across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Preventing Mental Ill-health

What you need to do

The organisation considers mental wellbeing a strategic priority and has developed and implemented an annual action plan for mental health.

 

Why this is important for you

Prioritising mental wellbeing is important if you are to effectively support, raise awareness and improve mental health in the workplace. Having an action plan in place is a key way to prioritise mental health. Implementing an action plan helps to ensure that all relevant avenues are considered and goals and objectives are effectively identified in order to improve mental health in the organisation.

 

How you can achieve this

Mental health should be reflected in all relevant workplace policies.

There should be a plan in place for delivering better mental health and wellbeing with clear actions that can be achieved and reported on regularly to all employees.

An action plan will identify:

  • Why the organisation is committed to promoting positive mental health and what the objectives of the organisation are.
  • How the organisation will identify and tackle the causes of mental ill health in its workplace.
  • Plan a range of activities and key messages to educate staff and managers, prevent mental ill health and remove the stigma associated with mental ill health.
  • Promote positive mental health in the workplace.
  • Put in place support processes for staff experiencing mental ill health. For example, training managers in mental health and having named mental health champions in the workplace.
  • How the organisation will measure itself against its objectives.
  • A commitment to revisit the plan on a regular basis to check its effect on staff mental health and how the organisation is progressing against its objectives. ACAS (2017)

 

How you can show you have achieved this

  • Copy of action plan for mental health or a wellbeing plan with mental health included.
  • Copy of report with recommendations.

 

Toolkit - National Resources

 

This is Me provides employers with the tools to change cultures around mental health and access support at an early stage.

Mental Health at Work has an extensive range of resources on:

  • Support for line managers
  • Colleagues and staff
  • Ways to assess my organisation’s approach
  • Ideas to improve workplace culture
  • Help to develop policy and practice

 

Time to Change have guidance for employers on how to change the culture within the workplace along with some useful materials including action plans.

Time to Change have a mini health check for employers.

Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index assesses how well organisations have implemented health and wellbeing supportive mechanisms.

For a more in-depth on suicide prevention and how to improve mental health in the workplace, see this toolkit from BITC.

Business in the Community have produced a toolkit on sleep, stress and work/life balance.

A free Guide to Producing a Mental Well-being Strategy from Altruist Enterprises.

NHS have a “How are you feeling?” tool which helps to asses emotional wellbeing and have open conversations.

NHS One You has resources on the following issues; stress less, eat better, alcohol, smoking, physical activities and sleep.

Active working provides individuals and organisations helpful tips and resources on how to keep themselves active and engaged whilst at work.

ACAS has a wide range of health and wellbeing resources available on their website such as supporting mental health in the workplace and using occupational health at work.

Samaritans have an online workplace wellbeing training which takes about 90 minutes.

The Stress Institute® is a center for the collection and dissemination of information on the impact of stress on health and provides stress reduction and mindfulness training.

MIND have a guide on how you can promote wellbeing and how to support someone with a mental health condition.

Rethink offer a range of mental health and wellbeing training.

Mental Health First Aid England provide training on mental wellbeing so that staff are equipped with dealing with mental wellbeing situation.

Mental Health First Aid England also has useful resources for workplaces to help promote and change the culture within the workplace.

Connect 5 provide train the trainer training on mental health and wellbeing.

Free to download awareness posters available from Enlighten Learning Consultancy. To trigger the augmented reality content of the poster you will need to download the Zappar App (free on App Store or Google Play Store) and a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. Open the Zappar App and point your phone’s camera at the code on the poster.

RSPH have an online resource, looking after your self-i.e.: a guide to finding your balance on and offline. The programme explores a range of topics such as; loneliness and relationships, self-image and self-esteem, sleep and online trolling and bullying.

Panic Attacks AR Poster

Dealing With Stress AR Poster

Depression AR Poster

PTSD AR Poster

You can download a Mental Skills Training Toolkit and Guidance from St Basils’ website.

ENEI offer a range of events and training for members and non-members throughout the year.

The Charity for Civil Servants, for you by you, has:

Wellbeing hub which you can use to manage your mental health and wellbeing

Support in the workplace

Help for managers

Debt and mental health guidance

Information about stress, anxiety and depression

How to practice mindfulness

A variety of webinars

What to do in a crisis

 

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

 

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.

Birmingham City Council  has resources and signposting information on for Health & Wellbeing in Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council  provides access to a health and wellbeing library. The Library offers plenty of resources and support to help an individual look after their health. The extensive range of books, CDs and DVDs covers every health and healthy lifestyles topic.

 

Coventry

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind provides information about training courses available.

The Coventry City Council website has information on support available on how to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

Healthy Lifestyles Coventry is a free support service to help you to lose weight, give up smoking, get more active, cut down on alcohol, improve your overall wellbeing and get a free NHS Health Check.

Best-You Coventry is a free online self-care app and website to assist you on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

 

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.

Dudley health champions is a community who help support their community in the health and wellbeing field.

Let's Get has a wide range of resources for the Dudley area on mental wellbeing, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking, alcohol and how to improve your overall wellbeing as well as get a free NHS Health Check.

 

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.

 

Warwickshire

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

Warwickshire libraries has self-help Reading Well Books on Prescription (BOP). The books are available in various formats such as hardcopies, audiobooks, and e-books

Warwickshire County Council provides guidance on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, school health and wellbeing, drug and alcohol support services and how to keep yourself healthy.

Equip provide support, advice and training to people across Warwickshire to combat discrimination.

One thing encourages all to get a free NHS health check.

 

Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton Council have a dedicated Mental Health Team who work in partnership with carers, NHS, third and independent senior organisations to ensure that a range of services are provided to help a recovery process for people with mental health needs.

 

Toolkit - Regional resources

 

Rise provides support and guidance to young people, parents and carers and professionals within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Mental Health Matters provides support with mental health and wellbeing, employment, housing and training within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

NCT provides pregnant women and new parents space to talk in a friendly non-judgmental environment and gain support from the group or in one to ones across Coventry and Warwickshire.

What you need to do

Staff consultations take place to seek information on the mental wellbeing of staff and working conditions.

 

Why this is important for you

Finding out about employees’ mental wellbeing will give a clear indication of what needs to be done to achieve good mental health. Supporting and promoting good mental wellbeing brings many benefits to the organisation through enhanced morale, loyalty, commitment, innovation, productivity and profitability.

 

How you can achieve this

Carry out a mental health needs assessment and act on the result. This should be taken from a representative sample of employees.

You should include opportunities for staff to highlight gaps in support, work life balance, working conditions, communication and cost of living wage as well as standardised questions on mental health and wellbeing. You should then translate these findings into clear objectives supported by a business case and identified actions.

 

How you can show you have achieved this

  • A staff survey has taken place to assess the mental wellbeing of staff.
  • A copy of the report, recommendations and feedback to staff.
  • Evidence that staff have been involved and consulted.

 

Toolkit - National Resources

 

The Government has guidance on workplace health needs assessments.

Time to Change will work with your workplace to help develop an action plan on mental health.

Mental Health at Work has an extensive range of resources on:

  • Support for line managers
  • Colleagues and staff
  • Ways to assess my organisation’s approach
  • Ideas to improve workplace culture
  • Help to develop policy and practice

 

Time to Change have guidance for employers on how to change the culture within the workplace along with some useful materials including action plans.

Time to Change have a mini health check for employers.

Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index assesses how well organisations have implemented health and wellbeing supportive mechanisms.

Business in the Community have produced a toolkit on sleep, stress and work/life balance.

A free Guide to Producing a Mental Well-being Strategy from Altruist Enterprises.

NHS have a “How are you feeling?” tool which helps to asses emotional wellbeing and have open conversations.

NHS One You has resources on the following issues; stress less, eat better, alcohol, smoking, physical activities and sleep.

Active working provides individuals and organisations helpful tips and resources on how to keep themselves active and engaged whilst at work.

ACAS has a wide range of health and wellbeing resources available on their website such as supporting mental health in the workplace and using occupational health at work.

Samaritans have an online workplace wellbeing training which takes about 90 minutes.

The Stress Institute® is a center for the collection and dissemination of information on the impact of stress on health and provides stress reduction and mindfulness training.

MIND have a guide on how you can promote wellbeing and how to support someone with a mental health condition.

Rethink offer a range of mental health and wellbeing training.

Mental Health First Aid England provide training on mental wellbeing so that staff are equipped with dealing with mental wellbeing situation.

Mental Health First Aid England also has useful resources for workplaces to help promote and change the culture within the workplace.

Connect 5 provide train the trainer training on mental health and wellbeing.

Free to download awareness posters available from Enlighten Learning Consultancy. To trigger the augmented reality content of the poster you will need to download the Zappar App (free on App Store or Google Play Store) and a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. Open the Zappar App and point your phone’s camera at the code on the poster.

RSPH have an online resource, looking after your self-i.e.: a guide to finding your balance on and offline. The programme explores a range of topics such as; loneliness and relationships, self-image and self-esteem, sleep and online trolling and bullying.

Panic Attacks AR Poster

Dealing With Stress AR Poster

Depression AR Poster

PTSD AR Poster

You can download a Mental Skills Training Toolkit and Guidance from St Basils’ website.

ENEI offer a range of events and training for members and non-members throughout the year.

The Charity for Civil Servants, for you by you, has:

Wellbeing hub which you can use to manage your mental health and wellbeing

Support in the workplace

Help for managers

Debt and mental health guidance

Information about stress, anxiety and depression

How to practice mindfulness

A variety of webinars

What to do in a crisis

 

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

 

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.

Birmingham City Council  has resources and signposting information on for Health & Wellbeing in Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council  provides access to a health and wellbeing library. The Library offers plenty of resources and support to help an individual look after their health. The extensive range of books, CDs and DVDs covers every health and healthy lifestyles topic.

 

Coventry

The Coventry City Council website has information on support available on how to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

Healthy Lifestyles Coventry is a free support service to help you to lose weight, give up smoking, get more active, cut down on alcohol, improve your overall wellbeing and get a free NHS Health Check.

Best-You Coventry is a free online self-care app and website to assist you on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

 

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.

Dudley health champions is a community who help support their community in the health and wellbeing field.

Let's Get has a wide range of resources for the Dudley area on mental wellbeing, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking, alcohol and how to improve your overall wellbeing as well as get a free NHS Health Check.

 

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.

 

Warwickshire

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

Warwickshire libraries has self-help Reading Well Books on Prescription (BOP). The books are available in various formats such as hardcopies, audiobooks, and e-books.

Warwickshire County Council provides guidance on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, school health and wellbeing, drug and alcohol support services and how to keep yourself healthy.

Equip provide support, advice and training to people across Warwickshire to combat discrimination.

One thing encourages all to get a free NHS health check.

 

Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton Council have a dedicated Mental Health Team who work in partnership with carers, NHS, third and independent senior organisations to ensure that a range of services are provided to help a recovery process for people with mental health needs.

 

Toolkit - Regional resources

 

Rise provides support and guidance to young people, parents and carers and professionals within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Mental Health Matters provides support with mental health and wellbeing, employment, housing and training within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

NCT provides pregnant women and new parents space to talk in a friendly non-judgmental environment and gain support from the group or in one to ones across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Mental Health Self-management

What you need to do

Employees are actively engaged in their own mental health needs.

 

Why this is important for you

Encouraging and providing employees with support and tools to actively engage and manage their mental health is important to help drive positive mental health in the workplace. Providing employees with online tools to help them assess and manage their mental health is a cost-effective and easily accessible way for employees to manage and improve their wellbeing. A very recent study found that getting employees to engage in short mindfulness meditations each day for eight weeks, via a smart phone, led to significant improvement in well-being, distress, job strain, and perceptions of workplace social support. There was also a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure, compared to participants who did not practise mindfulness.

 

How you can achieve this

Employees take responsibility for improving their own mental health literacy by accessing available information, learning about support options and actively participating in strategies that promote mental and physical wellbeing in accordance with individual needs and preferences.

 

How you can show you have achieved this

  • Evidence from mental health staff survey questions.
  • Verbal discussions with staff.

 

Toolkit - National Resources

 

The Government has guidance on workplace health needs assessments.

The Mental Health Foundation has a range of self-care resources on health and wellbeing.

Time to Change will work with your workplace to help develop an action plan on mental health.

Mental Health at Work has an extensive range of resources on:

  • Support for line managers
  • Colleagues and staff
  • Ways to assess my organisation’s approach
  • Ideas to improve workplace culture
  • Help to develop policy and practice

 

Time to Change have guidance for employers on how to change the culture within the workplace along with some useful materials including action plans.

Time to Change have a mini health check for employers.

Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index assesses how well organisations have implemented health and wellbeing supportive mechanisms.

Business in the Community have produced a toolkit on sleep, stress and work/life balance.

A free Guide to Producing a Mental Well-being Strategy from Altruist Enterprises.

NHS have a “How are you feeling?” tool which helps to asses emotional wellbeing and have open conversations.

NHS One You has resources on the following issues; stress less, eat better, alcohol, smoking, physical activities and sleep.

Active working provides individuals and organisations helpful tips and resources on how to keep themselves active and engaged whilst at work.

ACAS has a wide range of health and wellbeing resources available on their website such as supporting mental health in the workplace and using occupational health at work.

Samaritans have an online workplace wellbeing training which takes about 90 minutes.

The Stress Institute® is a center for the collection and dissemination of information on the impact of stress on health and provides stress reduction and mindfulness training.

MIND have a guide on how you can promote wellbeing and how to support someone with a mental health condition.

Rethink offer a range of mental health and wellbeing training.

Mental Health First Aid England provide training on mental wellbeing so that staff are equipped with dealing with mental wellbeing situation.

Mental Health First Aid England also has useful resources for workplaces to help promote and change the culture within the workplace.

Connect 5 provide train the trainer training on mental health and wellbeing.

Free to download awareness posters available from Enlighten Learning Consultancy. To trigger the augmented reality content of the poster you will need to download the Zappar App (free on App Store or Google Play Store) and a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. Open the Zappar App and point your phone’s camera at the code on the poster.

RSPH have an online resource, looking after your self-ie: a guide to finding your balance on and offline.The programme explores a range of topics such as; loneliness and relationships, self-image and self-esteem, sleep and online trolling and bullying.

Panic Attacks AR Poster

Dealing With Stress AR Poster

Depression AR Poster

PTSD AR Poster

You can download a Mental Skills Training Toolkit and Guidance from St Basils’ website.

ENEI offer a range of events and training for members and non-members throughout the year.

The Charity for Civil Servants, for you by you, has:

Wellbeing hub which you can use to manage your mental health and wellbeing

Support in the workplace

Help for managers

Debt and mental health guidance

Information about stress, anxiety and depression

How to practice mindfulness

A variety of webinars

What to do in a crisis

 

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

 

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.

Birmingham City Council  has resources and signposting information on for Health & Wellbeing in Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council  provides access to a health and wellbeing library. The Library offers plenty of resources and support to help an individual look after their health. The extensive range of books, CDs and DVDs covers every health and healthy lifestyles topic.

 

Coventry

The Coventry City Council website has information on support available on how to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

Healthy Lifestyles Coventry is a free support service to help you to lose weight, give up smoking, get more active, cut down on alcohol, improve your overall wellbeing and get a free NHS Health Check.

Best-You Coventry is a free online self-care app and website to assist you on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

 

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.

Dudley health champions is a community who help support their community in the health and wellbeing field.

Let's Get has a wide range of resources for the Dudley area on mental wellbeing, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking, alcohol and how to improve your overall wellbeing as well as get a free NHS Health Check.

 

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.

 

Warwickshire

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

Warwickshire libraries has self-help Reading Well Books on Prescription (BOP). The books are available in various formats such as hardcopies, audiobooks, and e-books

Warwickshire County Council provides guidance on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, school health and wellbeing, drug and alcohol support services and how to keep yourself healthy.

Equip provide support, advice and training to people across Warwickshire to combat discrimination.

One thing encourages all to get a free NHS health check.

 

Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton Council have a dedicated Mental Health Team who work in partnership with carers, NHS, third and independent senior organisations to ensure that a range of services are provided to help a recovery process for people with mental health needs.

 

 

Toolkit – Regional resources

 

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine has resources on being active for all ages.

Rise provides support and guidance to young people, parents and carers and professionals within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Mental Health Matters provides support with mental health and wellbeing, employment, housing and training within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

NCT provides pregnant women and new parents space to talk in a friendly non-judgmental environment and gain support from the group or in one to ones across Coventry and Warwickshire.

What you need to do

Employees are encouraged to develop wellness action plans to manage mental health and wellbeing and help them remain in work.

 

Why this is important for you

Wellness Action Plans (WAPs) are a personalised, practical tool suitable for all employees, enabling workers to identify what keeps them well at work, what causes them to become unwell and how to address a mental health problem at work. WAPs open up a dialogue between an employee and a manager or supervisor, in order for them to better understand the needs and experiences and ultimately better support employees’ mental health, which in turn leads to greater productivity, better performance and increased job satisfaction.

 

How you can achieve this

This could form part of employee 1-1s. Wellness Actions Plans (WAPs) are an easy, practical way of helping you support your own mental health at work and, if you are a manager, helping you support the mental health of your team members.

Everyone can complete a WAP, you don’t need to have a mental health problem in order to feel the benefits. It just means that you already have practical steps in place to ensure you are supported when you aren’t feeling great. Templates can be downloaded from Mind website.


How you can show you have achieved this

  • Evidence of completed WAPS or part of 1-1s.
  • Verbal discussion with staff.
  • Evidence of guidance given to employees.

 

Toolkit - National Resources

 

Mind have a Wellness Action Plans that individuals may find useful putting supportive adjustments in place.

The Government has guidance on workplace health needs assessments.

The Mental Health Foundation has a range of self-care resources on health and wellbeing.

Time to Change will work with your workplace to help develop an action plan on mental health.

Mental Health at Work has an extensive range of resources on:

  • Support for line managers
  • Colleagues and staff
  • Ways to assess my organisation’s approach
  • Ideas to improve workplace culture
  • Help to develop policy and practice

 

Time to Change have guidance for employers on how to change the culture within the workplace along with some useful materials including action plans.

Time to Change have a mini health check for employers.

Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index assesses how well organisations have implemented health and wellbeing supportive mechanisms.

Business in the Community have produced a toolkit on sleep, stress and work/life balance.

A free Guide to Producing a Mental Well-being Strategy from Altruist Enterprises.

NHS have a “How are you feeling?” tool which helps to asses emotional wellbeing and have open conversations.

NHS One You has resources on the following issues; stress less, eat better, alcohol, smoking, physical activities and sleep.

Active working provides individuals and organisations helpful tips and resources on how to keep themselves active and engaged whilst at work.

ACAS has a wide range of health and wellbeing resources available on their website such as supporting mental health in the workplace and using occupational health at work.

Samaritans have an online workplace wellbeing training which takes about 90 minutes.

The Stress Institute® is a center for the collection and dissemination of information on the impact of stress on health and provides stress reduction and mindfulness training.

MIND have a guide on how you can promote wellbeing and how to support someone with a mental health condition.

Rethink offer a range of mental health and wellbeing training.

Mental Health First Aid England provide training on mental wellbeing so that staff are equipped with dealing with mental wellbeing situation.

Mental Health First Aid England also has useful resources for workplaces to help promote and change the culture within the workplace.

Connect 5 provide train the trainer training on mental health and wellbeing.

Free to download awareness posters available from Enlighten Learning Consultancy. To trigger the augmented reality content of the poster you will need to download the Zappar App (free on App Store or Google Play Store) and a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. Open the Zappar App and point your phone’s camera at the code on the poster.

RSPH have an online resource, looking after your self-i.e.: a guide to finding your balance on and offline. The programme explores a range of topics such as; loneliness and relationships, self-image and self-esteem, sleep and online trolling and bullying.

Panic Attacks AR Poster

Dealing With Stress AR Poster

Depression AR Poster

PTSD AR Poster

You can download a Mental Skills Training Toolkit and Guidance from St Basils’ website.

ENEI offer a range of events and training for members and non-members throughout the year.

The Charity for Civil Servants, for you by you, has:

Wellbeing hub which you can use to manage your mental health and wellbeing

Support in the workplace

Help for managers

Debt and mental health guidance

Information about stress, anxiety and depression

How to practice mindfulness

A variety of webinars

What to do in a crisis

 

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

 

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.

Birmingham City Council  has resources and signposting information on for Health & Wellbeing in Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council  provides access to a health and wellbeing library. The Library offers plenty of resources and support to help an individual look after their health. The extensive range of books, CDs and DVDs covers every health and healthy lifestyles topic.

 

Coventry

The Coventry City Council website has information on support available on how to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

Healthy Lifestyles Coventry is a free support service to help you to lose weight, give up smoking, get more active, cut down on alcohol, improve your overall wellbeing and get a free NHS Health Check.

Best-You Coventry is a free online self-care app and website to assist you on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

 

Dudley

Resources are available from Dudley Mind.

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

Dudley health champions is a community who help support their community in the health and wellbeing field.

Let's Get has a wide range of resources for the Dudley area on mental wellbeing, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking, alcohol and how to improve your overall wellbeing as well as get a free NHS Health Check.

 

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.

 

Warwickshire

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

Warwickshire libraries has self-help Reading Well Books on Prescription (BOP). The books are available in various formats such as hardcopies, audiobooks, and e-books.

Warwickshire County Council provides guidance on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, school health and wellbeing, drug and alcohol support services and how to keep yourself healthy.

Equip provide support, advice and training to people across Warwickshire to combat discrimination.

One thing encourages all to get a free NHS health check.

 

Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton Council have a dedicated Mental Health Team who work in partnership with carers, NHS, third and independent senior organisations to ensure that a range of services are provided to help a recovery process for people with mental health needs.

 

Toolkit - Regional resources

 

Rise provides support and guidance to young people, parents and carers and professionals within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Mental Health Matters provides support with mental health and wellbeing, employment, housing and training within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

NCT provides pregnant women and new parents space to talk in a friendly non-judgmental environment and gain support from the group or in one to ones across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Mental Health Treatment

What you need to do

The organisation provides access to confidential support to individuals who have identified poor mental health.

 

Why this is important for you

Counselling in a workplace has been shown to reduce sickness absence by 25%, reduce accidents, improve performance, reduce depression and anxiety, and foster a happier attitude towards work. Offering workplace counselling also improves the image of an organisation, demonstrating to workers the business’s concern for employee wellbeing. Counselling in a workplace has been shown to reduce sickness absence by 25%, reduce accidents, improve performance, reduce depression and anxiety, and foster a happier attitude towards work. Offering workplace counselling also improves the image of an organisation, demonstrating to workers the business’s concern for employee wellbeing.

 

How you can achieve this

This could include access to an occupational health/counselling services or employee assistance programme (EAP).

Those employees in particular need should be fast-tracked for initial consultation. There should be a clearly defined triage approach which aligns with the organisation’s mental health policy and procedures.

 

How you can show you have achieved this

  • Evidence of support service provided, internal and external.

 

Toolkit - National Resources

 

Mind have a Wellness Action Plans that individuals may find useful putting supportive adjustments in place.

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

The Government has guidance on workplace health needs assessments.

The Mental Health Foundation has a range of self-care resources on health and wellbeing.

Time to Change will work with your workplace to help develop an action plan on mental health.

Mental Health at Work has an extensive range of resources on:

  • Support for line managers
  • Colleagues and staff
  • Ways to assess my organisation’s approach
  • Ideas to improve workplace culture
  • Help to develop policy and practice

Time to Change have guidance for employers on how to change the culture within the workplace along with some useful materials including action plans.

Time to Change have a mini health check for employers.

Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index assesses how well organisations have implemented health and wellbeing supportive mechanisms.

Business in the Community have produced a toolkit on sleep, stress and work/life balance.

A free Guide to Producing a Mental Well-being Strategy from Altruist Enterprises.

NHS have a “How are you feeling?” tool which helps to asses emotional wellbeing and have open conversations.

NHS One You has resources on the following issues; stress less, eat better, alcohol, smoking, physical activities and sleep.

NHS have guidance on bereavement which individuals and organisations may find useful.

National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work have a Compassion at Work Toolkit.

Cruse bereavement care provides tips and resources for employers as well as for individuals.

Active working provides individuals and organisations helpful tips and resources on how to keep themselves active and engaged whilst at work.

ACAS has a wide range of health and wellbeing resources available on their website such as supporting mental health in the workplace and using occupational health at work.

Samaritans have an online workplace wellbeing training which takes about 90 minutes.

The Stress Institute® is a center for the collection and dissemination of information on the impact of stress on health and provides stress reduction and mindfulness training.

Mind have a guide on how you can promote wellbeing and how to support someone with a mental health condition.

Rethink offer a range of mental health and wellbeing training.

Mental Health First Aid England provide training on mental wellbeing so that staff are equipped with dealing with mental wellbeing situation.

Mental Health First Aid England also has useful resources for workplaces to help promote and change the culture within the workplace.

Connect 5 provide train the trainer training on mental health and wellbeing.

Free to download awareness posters available from Enlighten Learning Consultancy. To trigger the augmented reality content of the poster you will need to download the Zappar App (free on App Store or Google Play Store) and a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. Open the Zappar App and point your phone’s camera at the code on the poster.

RSPH have an online resource, looking after your self-i.e.: a guide to finding your balance on and offline. The programme explores a range of topics such as; loneliness and relationships, self-image and self-esteem, sleep and online trolling and bullying.

Panic Attacks AR Poster

Dealing With Stress AR Poster

Depression AR Poster

PTSD AR Poster

Counselling Directory provides information about mental health and a list of counsellors available nationwide.

You can download a Mental Skills Training Toolkit and Guidance from St Basils’ website.

ENEI offer a range of events and training for members and non-members throughout the year.

 

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.

Birmingham City Council  has resources and signposting information on for Health & Wellbeing in Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council  provides access to a health and wellbeing library. The Library offers plenty of resources and support to help an individual look after their health. The extensive range of books, CDs and DVDs covers every health and healthy lifestyles topic.

 

Coventry

The Coventry City Council website has information on support available on how to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

Healthy Lifestyles Coventry is a free support service to help you to lose weight, give up smoking, get more active, cut down on alcohol, improve your overall wellbeing and get a free NHS Health Check.

Best-You Coventry is a free online self-care app and website to assist you on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

 

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.

Dudley health champions is a community who help support their community in the health and wellbeing field.

Let's Get has a wide range of resources for the Dudley area on mental wellbeing, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking, alcohol and how to improve your overall wellbeing as well as get a free NHS Health Check.

 

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.

 

Warwickshire

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

Warwickshire libraries has self-help Reading Well Books on Prescription (BOP). The books are available in various formats such as hardcopies, audiobooks, and e-books

Warwickshire County Council provides guidance on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, school health and wellbeing, drug and alcohol support services and how to keep yourself healthy.

Equip provide support, advice and training to people across Warwickshire to combat discrimination.

One thing encourages all to get a free NHS health check.

 

Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton Council have a dedicated Mental Health Team who work in partnership with carers, NHS, third and independent senior organisations to ensure that a range of services are provided to help a recovery process for people with mental health needs.

Lewis Psychology provides information on an employee counselling service.

 

Toolkit - Regional resources

 

Rise provides support and guidance to young people, parents and carers and professionals within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Mental Health Matters provides support with mental health and wellbeing, employment, housing and training within the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

NCT provides pregnant women and new parents space to talk in a friendly non-judgmental environment and gain support from the group or in one to ones across Coventry and Warwickshire.

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