This PDF guide covers some of the areas you will need to think about as staff come back, including managing the risk of the virus transmitting, providing reassurance, and teaching line managers about new procedures.
Business in the Community
Business in the Community is a business-led charity that exists to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart. They focus on the practical action needed by companies and their leaders to help respond to the enormous economic, social and environmental issues in the world and drive a successful responsible business and a fairer society.
Resources from this organisation:
The Mental Health at Work Commitment
The Mental Health at Work Commitment is a simple framework that that any organisation can follow to improve and support the mental health of their people. Signing up is free and shows your commitment to your workforce.
This is the fourth year of Business in the Community's (BITC) national Mental Health at Work survey, in partnership with Mercer Marsh Benefits and BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team.
LGBT+ people still experience inequality in the workplace, especially around mental health. This report outlines the problem and makes recommendations for businesses.
This report follows a third annual survey conducted by YouGov into employee mental health. It reveals that financial insecurity is a major factor in poor mental health for UK workers, and presents calls to action for employers.
Business in the Community membership
Business in the Community's membership scheme aims to support businesses in improving their approach to employee wellbeing. It has two levels, Core and Champion, and pricing for new members ranges from £3,500 to £10,500.
Alcohol, drugs and tobacco contribute to short and long term ill-health for many working people. This toolkit has practical ways employers can promote health and support employees who want or need to change their relationship with these substances.
Domestic abuse: a toolkit for employers
An estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16–59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year. This toolkit outlines the duty of care employers have to employees and what their role is in preventing and tackling domestic abuse.
Good musculoskeletal (MSK) health is integral to a full working life, and there's a clear link between MSK problems and mental health and wellbeing. This toolkit explains the issues and has practical guidance to promote MSK health in the workplace.
Good physical health is closely linked to good mental health—and low physical activity and poor eating habits can undermine this. This toolkit has information and ideas to help employers take a positive approach to activity and diet.
Sleep is essential for good health and wellbeing: better sleep is the biggest single contributor to living better. This toolkit has insight and advice for employers to address the increasingly damaging sleep-loss epidemic.
A toolkit to support senior leadership, line managers, HR and occupational health and safety professionals to develop strategies to reduce the risk of a suicide that impacts the workplace, identify staff who may have suicidal feelings, and deal with crises.
Mental health toolkit for employers
A proactive approach to workplace mental health can help you grow your staff and your organisation. This toolkit is designed to help small and medium organisations build a culture that champions good mental health.
A toolkit to support employers in their response to an employee taking their own life, at work or outside the workplace. It covers a complete timeline: from immediate discovery and dissemination of the news to post-traumatic support and grief.
Younger workers are more likely to be in part-time, flexible or temporary work, overqualified or self-employed—and this contractual flexibility can be a risk to their mental health. This report outlines the problem and the opportunities to take action.