An independent review into how employers can better support all employees' mental health, including recommended core standards.
Thriving at Work: everything you need to get started
Thriving at Work: the Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers was published in October 2017. Commissioned by the UK Prime Minister, it looked into how employers can better support all employees, including those with poor mental health or wellbeing, to remain in and thrive at work.
The Government accepted the report entirely and, in the time that followed, companies and institutions across the UK have begun focusing on the recommendations in Thriving at Work. A national Leadership Council has been established to keep the momentum going and lead the way in embedding good practice in organisations of all sizes. One year on, the co-author of the report and CEO of Mind, Paul Farmer, reflected on the progress that has been made so far.
But, with such a wide-ranging review, it can be difficult to know where to start in your own context. We’ve collected together the key documents that should help you get to grips with the core and enhanced standards, consider how they could apply to your workplace, and check and demonstrate how you’re doing.
Resources in this toolkit:
This accessible guide from Mind is designed to help all employers to understand and implement the core standards recommended in Thriving at Work, the Stevenson/Farmer review of workplace mental health.
Supporting employee mental health needn't be expensive - there's a considerable return on investment, and many measures you can offer are tax free. This one-page briefing from HMRC has information and links to further details.
The Government suggests employers report more information about their actions on workplace mental health. This guide can help get you started.