The coronavirus pandemic presented the NHS workforce's biggest ever challenge, with huge impacts on staff mental health and wellbeing. This webinar has practical advice for discussing mental health, and introduces new resources to help.
Mind is a leading mental health charity. It provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. It campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
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Mind and the British Medical Association have worked together to create this PDF guide aimed at line managers in the NHS, to help them to better understand their role in supporting their team's mental wellbeing.
Working in the TV and film industry can be rewarding, but it can be tough too. The film and TV Charity have partnered with Emma Mamo from Mind to bring you a series of videos on subjects you might find helpful.
This guide provides specific advice to universities on understanding and using the Mental Health at Work Commitment.
This guide written by Mind is designed to to help those working freelance within the electronic music scene to better manage their mental health.
This guide written by Mind, with industry insiders Ninja Tune, Paradigm, Percolate Music and Poly, is designed to help those who manage artists in the electronic music industry to support their artists' and their own mental wellbeing.
This guide written by Mind is designed to to help those working within the electronic music scene to better manage their mental health.
This guide written by Mind, with industry insiders Ninja Tune, Paradigm, Percolate Music and Poly, is designed to help organisations within the electronic music scene to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees.
Managing mental health at work
Mind offers eLearning courses to support anyone looking to improve their understanding and knowledge of mental health in the workplace. This course is designed to support managers in understand their own mental health and that of their employees.
Dealing with difficult situations is part of emergency responders' jobs, but the pandemic has made it particularly challenging. This page outlines the issues, with ideas for coping and links to further help.
Supporting someone who is LGBTIQ+
Sadly, people who are not straight or cisgender are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population. This web page from Mind explores what you can do to help if an LGBTQI+ person tells you they are experiencing poor mental health.
This PDF guide aims to provide practical advice, hints and tips to help NHS leaders and line managers to create mentally healthy cultures and support better mental health. It includes information about mental health stigmas, and how to break them down.
Throughout the pandemic, there are new issues for line managers to consider. Mind produced this guidance to support and inform their own line managers. It's a useful example of the subjects you might cover with your own colleagues.
A wellness action plan (WAP) is a useful tool to help us identify what keeps us well and what impacts our mental health. This revised WAP has been modified to support you when you’re working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mind has created this PDF guide to support organisations to tailor their existing workplace interventions to support staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
Managing feelings about lockdown easing
As the UK begins to lift its lockdown, many people are returning to their usual places of work. This page from Mind explores what you might be feeling about the lockdown lifting, and offers ways to help you manage these changes.
This Powerpoint presentation contains ideas and information that you might like to include when building your own furlough wellbeing guide.
If you'd like to offer advice to help your furloughed staff to look after their wellbeing, this guide from Mind can be used as an example.
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.
It's likely that we'll be working from home for longer periods of time to help keep us all safe during the coronavirus outbreak. These tips from Mind suggest ways to protect our mental health during this uncertain time.
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.
The Mental Health at Work Commitment contains six simple standards to address mental health in any workplace. This guide brings it to life for the housing sector.
How mental health support makes a difference in search and rescue services – Vicky’s story
This video explores Vicky's story. She first took up her role at Dartmoor Search and Rescue (Plymouth) as part of her recovery from biploar disorder.
John from West Yorkshire Police’s own mental health experiences led him to develop a peer support programme to help others. This video explores his story.
Darren, from the London Fire Brigade, has suffered from mental ill health for as long as he can remember. However, being able to talk about the stresses he experiences has helped him.
Liz, from the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST), is very grateful for the mental health support and understanding of the senior managers within the organisation.
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.
Almost nine in 10 blue light personnel have experienced stress and poor mental health. This report from Mind shows it's possible to put targeted mental health support in place.
A guide to implementing the Thriving At Work standards in the sport and physical activity sector
Sport and physical activity brings its own challenges for workplace mental health. This guide will help apply the Thriving at Work standards no matter what you do in the sector.
This accessible guide from Mind is designed to help all employers to understand and implement the core standards recommended in Thriving at Work, the Stevenson/Farmer review of workplace mental health.
This resource for line managers and HR professionals provides practical advice on how to collect vital information about your employees’ wellbeing.
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.
People managers’ guide to mental health
For employees to stay well and in work, it's vital for them to be able to talk to managers about stress and mental health. This guide has practical advice, information and templates to support managers and employers to facilitate this.
Sport and recreation organisations can sign up to the Mental Health Charter to make a commitment to take positive action around mental health. You pledge three initial actions—and there are samples and templates to get you going.
Mind has created this free resource for line managers and HR professionals to help them support staff who are experiencing poor mental health.
Mind’s workplace wellbeing index
Mind's Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best practice and policy. It will highlight what your organisation is doing well, how you compare to others, and how you could improve in your approach to mental health at work.
How to be mentally healthy at work
These pages from Mind are for anyone who is managing their mental health at work. They cover the relationship between work and mental health, managing stress and difficult relationships at work, other sources of support, and more.