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.
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.
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.
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.
Emergency services staff and volunteers are more at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than the general population. This website offers information on the condition that you may find useful.
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.
Mind's Mental Health for Small Workplaces eLearning is for employees themselves to complete, but there's a role for managers and employers in supporting them to do it. This short guide has tips and information to help.
Working in a smaller organisation brings unique challenges and opportunities in supporting your own and colleagues' wellbeing. This short eLearning course can build your confidence in thinking and talking about mental health.
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.