Guides to wellness action plans
Wellness action plans (WAPs) are an easy, practical way of helping you to support your own mental health at work. If you are a manager, they’re also a useful tool in helping you to support the mental health of your team members.
Everyone can complete a WAP; you don’t need to have a mental health problem in order to feel the benefits. It just means that you already have practical steps in place to ensure you are supported when you aren’t feeling great.
Mind has two free guides to WAPs: one aimed at line managers and one for individual employees. They each contain a WAP template that you can fill in electronically. You’ll need to provide an email address, and your guide will be sent to you straight away.
This can be used in so many different scenarios. The tendency has been to shy away from having these conversations as they don’t want to use the wrong word - but it’s not about labels, it’s about an honest discussion.