This accessible guide from Mind is designed to help all employers to understand and implement the core standards recommended in Thriving at Work - the report which sparked the creation of the Commitment.
Mental Health at Work Commitment Standard 1 resources
The actions you take to prioritise mental health where you work should fit into a coherent whole, with a clear ethos, purpose, and commitment behind it. Senior buy-in is vital – but on the flipside, involving staff’s own experience is critical, too. When employee involvement feels like not just occasional input but a fundamental underlying principle, real change is possible.
Resources in this toolkit:
Getting started might feel tough. In this PDF guide, you can learn how to create your own mental wellbeing strategy, from drafting your policies through to publicising the plan to your employees.
Building a business case for your strategy can help bring in senior-level support. Altruist Enterprises have created a PDF guide that will help you create a mental wellbeing strategy with this in mind.
People managers’ guide to mental health
For employees to stay well and in work, it's vital for them to be able to talk to managers about stress and mental health. This guide has practical advice, information and templates to support managers and employers to facilitate this.
Employers, managers and individuals can work together towards a shared goal of positive wellbeing and productive workplaces. The Acas framework is an accessible, easy way to think about the part that each can play and how they fit together.
Mental health: Thames Water’s approach
This short video from Thames Water explains why mental health is an important issue to them, including examples from staff. It shows some of the measures they have put in place, and encourages staff to get involved.
This short article from the Institute of Directors (IoD) talks about steps you can take to ensure a positive working environment in your business.
Wellbeing strategy template
Many organisations are happy to invest in initiatives to support employee wellbeing, but often only focus on a few elements. This template outlines the key areas to consider, including questions to help plan and build better strategies for the future.