Work-related stress and common mental health problems can often go together. This guide from the Health & Safety Executive gives an overview of both, shows how they relate, and has lots of advice for employees, employers and line managers.
Mental Health at Work Commitment Standard 4 resources
Having a workforce that feels confident in responding positively, when things around mental health at work arise, is vital. Regular training is one part of that jigsaw; information and awareness-raising is another. You also need to be putting mental health on the agenda during inductions, supervisions and return-to-work conversations. People at all levels of an organisation have a role to play, and employers should support them all.
Resources in this toolkit:
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.
This episode of the Hays Leadership Insights podcast features Emma Mamo, from Mind, with advice on building a mentally healthy workplace that provides the right support for those who may be experiencing mental health issues.
This guide is designed for line managers to support team members returning to work after a mental health-related absence. It's based on the IGLOo model, looking at the Individual, Group, Leader and Organisation's parts to play.
This PDF guide from Unilever has been designed to help line managers to start one-on-one conversations with their teams about how they are feeling about their return to work after a long period of working from home or furlough.
Excessive pressure and demands at work can cause stress. HSE's Talking Toolkit helps you to have a series of conversations with workers to identify and help prevent work-related stress.
Every conversation a manager has with a colleague who may be experiencing mental ill health will be different. This PDF guide from Acas has tips for managers to think about when approaching such a conversation.
This resource for line managers and HR professionals provides practical advice on how to collect vital information about your employees’ wellbeing. A version of this guide is also available in Welsh.