Finding exactly what you need on the Mental Health at Work website
Senior Content Officer, Mental Health at Work
Not sure how to find what you need on our site? Senior Content Officer Beckett Frith explains how to make the most of Mental Health at Work’s search and filter functions.
Our website is pretty cool, even if I do say so myself.
I’ve been working at Mental Health at Work for over three years now, and a lot has changed in that time. We launched the, a set of standards for employers to work towards to create mentally healthy workplaces. We helped create , a resource for those who had to keep working as normal during the pandemic. We looked hard at ourselves and asked how we could do better when it comes to racism and discrimination.
And throughout all this, our database of resources, blogs and toolkits has been growing and growing. It’s gotten so big, in fact, that I thought it would be a great idea to talk about how you can search through them all, and find exactly what you need.
First, there’s the simple search box. It does exactly what you’d expect – type in a word or phrase, and any resource with that in will pop up for you to see.
We’ve also added some sneaky keywords too – so, for example, if you’re looking for a resource about, you’ll still be able to find it regardless of whether you type in ‘PTSD’, ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’, ‘trauma’, and so on.
But our filtering tool is where it gets really clever. You can find it on our front page, here.
This number shows how many resources we currently have on the site. That’s a lot! But don’t worry – soon, we’ll cut it down to just the resources you want to see.
First, you can select what kind of resource you’re looking for in general. Don’t worry if you’re not sure – just skip the question, and your results will include everything from these categories.
You’ll see a few more questions, such as which industry you work in, and what your role is. When you select them, you’ll see the number of resources drastically reducing – this is good! It means you’ll soon be shown only the most relevant information for your business.
Let’s take an example:
- I’m a teacher, and I’m worried about the impact my role is having on my mental wellbeing.
- So, I select “support for line managers, colleagues and staff”.
- Then I add that I work in the education sector.
- When it comes to my workplace, well, that’s mostly in a classroom, so I can tick ‘in a different workplace’.
- And I guess there’s about 50 people working at my school, so I select that too.
Now clicking ‘view resources’ should help me find something useful!
And it does! You’ll see the first results are all aimed at teachers, and all supporting their individual wellbeing. I think I found what I was looking for!
Now, if they aren’t quite right, you can always play around with the search criteria on the left of the screen. You might, for example, want to find results that are local to you, because you’re looking for in-person training. Or, you might want to look for similar resources for someone else in your organisation, so would like to tweak the results to suit their needs better.
And, once you like what you see, here’s a nifty trick – copying the URL of your search, or pressing the “Copy search URL” button means you can send those results to a friend or colleague instantly – when they click the link, they’ll see the exact same results you’ve seen.
I hope you find what you’re looking for on our site!