Leadership has a key role to play in challenging stigma. In this podcast, Deborah Lee, CEO of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, discusses her decision to open up to staff about her own mental health and the effect it had on workplace culture.
NHS Employers is the employers’ organisation for the NHS in England. It works with employers to reflect their views and act on their behalf in the areas of pay and negotiations, recruitment and planning the workforce, employment policy and practice, and healthy and productive workplaces.
It helps NHS employers make sense of current and emerging healthcare issues to ensure that their voice is front and centre of health policy and practice. It keeps them up to date with the latest workforce thinking and expert opinion, providing practical advice and information, and generating opportunities to network and share knowledge and best practice.
Resources from this organisation:
NHS health and wellbeing framework
The NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework helps NHS organisations to plan and implement their own approach for improving staff health and wellbeing. It includes underlying structural and cultural aspects as well as a range of targeted and preventative measures.
This toolkit provides practical tips and step-by-step information to help NHS employers to implement the six parts of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) workplace guidance.
A really quick primer for NHS line managers to give you confidence in managing sickness absence. This page focuses on staff who have been absent due to stress.
A really quick primer for NHS line managers to give you confidence in managing sickness absence. This page focuses on staff who have been absent due to mental health issues.
How are you feeling, NHS?
It's easier to recognise someone's physical than emotional wellbeing. This easy-to-use tool has been developed with NHS staff to help them talk openly about emotional health, look at its impact and plan actions to enable more good days than bad.