Workforce stress and the supportive organisation


The NHS National Workforce Skills Development Unit has created this framework to help NHS employers improve the mental wellbeing of their employees. It’s designed to be used as the basis for a facilitated group session, and can be used within smaller teams as well as at an organisation level. It talks about the impact of leadership, capacity and capability on workforce mental wellbeing, and what employers need to consider when planning a mental wellbeing strategy.

It also explores five pillars to help you structure your thinking when reflecting on your organisation. These are:

  • Behaviours, attitudes and beliefs
  • Leadership and management
  • The nature of work
  • Psychological safety
  • Structures and processes
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National Workforce Skills Development Unit

The National Workforce Skills Development Unit (NWSDU) has been established to meet workforce challenges in healthcare.

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