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​Mental health toolkit for employers


This is part of a suite of eight interconnected toolkits, produced by Business in the Community and Public Health England, to help every organisation support the mental and physical health and wellbeing of its employees. Each addresses a different aspect of workplace wellbeing, with a common thread of mental health running through them all. They’re freely available and designed to be relevant to employers across all sectors.

The full suite consists of:

  1. Mental health toolkit for employers
  2. Reducing the risk of suicide: a toolkit for employers
  3. Crisis management in the event of a suicide: a postvention toolkit for employers”
  4. Sleep and recovery: a toolkit for employers
  5. Physical activity, healthy eating and healthier weight: a toolkit for employers
  6. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco: a toolkit for employers
  7. Musculoskeletal health in the workplace: a toolkit for employers
  8. Domestic abuse: a toolkit for employers

This one, on mental health, aims to help your organisation support the mental health and wellbeing of your employees. It’s about taking positive actions to build a culture that champions good mental health, and provides greater understanding of how to help those who need more support. It’s divided into sections on different topics with built-in navigation and links between them, so you can follow it step by step or go straight to the sections you want to know more about.

You can see the key messages and takeaway actions in a quick, graphical two-page summary .

You can also download a self-assessment toolkit, in Excel spreadsheet format, to gauge your organisation’s progress in implementing the measures recommended across several of the Business in the Community / Public Health England toolkits.

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Very comprehensive and useful—definitely worth reading! Have used some of the advice in my role as a line manager and Mental Health Champion.

Cecilia Da Forno
Cecilia Da Forno

Fast Stream Cohort Leader, 

Civil Service

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