The Mental Health at Work Commitment is a set of six standards that all organisations can follow to address workplace mental health in a way that makes a lasting difference to their employees. It’s drawn from all of the existing pledges, research and employers’ experience of what works.
This guide, produced by the Chartered Institute of Housing, Grand Union Housing Group, and Mind, brings the Commitment to life with examples, tips and advice specifically for those working in the housing sector. It’s an industry that is fundamentally about people – and, in many cases, people who are vulnerable or in challenging situations.
So, creating a mentally healthy working environment is all the more important. This guide shows you how to apply all six of the Mental Health at Work Commitment standards:
- Prioritise mental health in the workplace by developing and delivering a systematic programme of activity
- Proactively ensure work design and organisational culture drive positive mental health outcomes
- Promote an open culture around mental health
- Increase organisational confidence and capability
- Provide mental health tools and support
- Increase transparency and accountability through internal and external reporting
It includes a foreward by Aileen Evans, president of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and a range of real-life case studies from housing organisations.