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The Mental Health at Work Commitment


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The Mental Health at Work Commitment is a simple framework that that any organisation can follow to improve and support the mental health of their people. It builds on the Thriving at Work ​Thriving at work: the Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers PDF 6 0An independent review into how employers can better support all employees' mental health, including recommended core standards.Free By: Department for Work and Pensions / Department of Health and Social Care View resource recommendations and pulls from pledges and standards that are already out there, using up-to-date research from employers and mental health experts.

The Commitment is a set of six key actions that any organisation can follow to improve and support the mental health of their people:

  1. Prioritise mental health in the workplace by developing and delivering a systematic programme of activity
  2. Proactively ensure work design and organisational culture drive positive mental health outcomes
  3. Promote an open culture around mental health
  4. Increase organisational confidence and capability
  5. Provide mental health tools and support
  6. Increase transparency and accountability through internal and external reporting

To get started with the Commitment, you simply fill in your details on the form, and Mind Mind Mind provides advice and support on mental health, and campaigns to improve understanding, across England and Wales. View organisation will be in touch to ask for your organisation’s logo to add to the page of signatories. Then, read the information and suggestions on the six standards and what they involve.

There’s no checking or assessment from Mind or others; the Commitment is simply your organisation making a public pledge to take these actions to support your workforce, and a set of information pages and resources to get you started.

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The Mental Health at Work Commitment is the first of its kind, bringing together the actions we know make a material difference on employee mental health, into one clear set of standards which UK employers like Lloyds Banking Group can follow.

Fiona Cannon
Fiona Cannon OBE

Group Responsible Business, Sustainability & Inclusion Director, 

Lloyds Banking Group

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