The Mental Health at Work Commitment: Standard toolkits

Signing the Mental Health at Work Commitment is a great first step on your organisation’s mental health and wellbeing journey. The Commitment is made up of six standards, each designed to help you provide better outcomes for your staff.

Here, you can find each of the toolkits we’ve created to help support you in implementing each of the Mental Health at Work Commitment standards.

Standard 1

Prioritise mental health in the workplace by developing and delivering a systematic programme of activity

This standard encourages you to think about what your organisation can offer, and develop a mental health strategy with your unique needs and abilities in mind. This toolkit includes templates for creating your first mental wellbeing strategy and tips on securing senior-level buy-in

Standard 2

Proactively ensure work design and organisational culture drive positive mental health outcomes

Physical and mental health conditions often go hand in hand, so a holistic approach to prioritising mental health where you work is the best way forward. Find advice on managing staff who experience illness and disability here, as well as help to create an environment that promotes good wellbeing for all.

Standard 3

Promote an open culture around mental health

One of the best ways to raise awareness about mental health and challenge stigma is to encourage conversation about it. Another way is to empower individuals in an organisation to take an active role in championing the issue. In this toolkit, you’ll find resources to help your people gain confidence when talking about mental health.

Standard 4

Increase organisational confidence and capability

Training, awareness-raising and knowledge are key factors in creating an organisation that is is supportive of its people’s mental wellbeing. Here, you can find information on ensuring staff at all levels of your organisation know how they can help create a supportive, open environment.

Standard 5

Provide mental health tools and support

One of the easiest ways to support employees is to make sure people are aware of the support and services available to them. In this toolkit, you’ll find resources from Mind, the Samaritans, the Society of Occupational Medicine to help you ensure you’re offering the best tools you can to your staff.

Standard 6

Increase transparency and accountability through internal and external reporting

As the saying goes, what gets measured gets done. Understanding the impact of your mental health strategy, seeing what is working well and where you need to improve is key to long-term success. Here, you’ll find resources designed to help you gauge your progress, gain external accreditation, and share your learnings with others.

Peer Platform

Seeing the Standards in practice, and sharing your experiences

Would you like to talk about ways to implement the Standards with others in your industry? The Mental Health at Work Commitment Peer Platform is a space where organisations can help each other to deliver the Commitment’s six standards. You’ll be able to connect with professionals from organisations of a similar size and sector so you can ask and answer questions, and share ideas, resources and tips on how to put the standards into practice.