Today is World Mental Health Day. At least one in six workers experiences common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. Work is often one of the biggest causes of stress in people’s lives. *
With this in mind we’ve listed some useful resources employers and managers can access to support their staff and colleagues mental health.
- Time to Change campaign are encouraging colleagues to check in with one another.
The average person in Britain says “I’m fine” at least 14 times a day, according to research conducted by the Mental Health Foundation, but how often do they actually mean it?”
Time to Change are encouraging people to #AskTwice if someone replies with “fine thanks”.
- Mental Health charity Mind produce a range of information booklets and leaflets to support workplace wellbeing. They also have lots of fantastic information on their website www.mind.org.uk/workplace/
- Mental Health Foundation have produced a detailed guide for supporting mental health at work which you can download from their website here
- MHFA England provide Mental Health First Aid training for Managers. Find out more here.
*According to research by Mental Health charity Mind