It has been tough for so many university staff and students over the last twelve months, and it’s important you’re able to get help and support for your mental health when you need it. Even before the pandemic many university staff were struggling with their mental health. Coronavirus has caused staff many new challenges, like adapting to a new way of working, balancing work and home life and feeling more lonely and isolated due to social distancing.
The Mental Health at Work Commitment is a simple framework based on the Thriving at Work standards and is informed by the pledges and standards already out there, using up-to-date research from UK employers and mental health experts. This guide provides specific advice to universities on how to implement the Commitment in their workplaces, and has been specially adapted to include new information about the coronavirus pandemic.
The web page includes a downloadable PDF guides for each of the Commitment standards, to help you to fully understand them and learn where you can make improvements at work. It also includes links to Mind’s student mental health hub, and offers tips on how to get involved in the campaign.