Mental health support for managers and employees
Practical guides for managers supporting people with mental health problems at work:
Manage Mental Health
A practical guide to managing and supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace.Download
Supporting Mental Health in the workplace
Acas guidance on supporting mental health in the workplace.Visit Site
Mental Health Support in the Workplace
Advice from mental health charity Mind on how to support employees’ and colleagues’ mental health.Visit Site
Mental Health in Business
Free resources to help improve mental wellbeing in the workplace, which can be read online or downloaded.Visit Site
There are also some good self-help resources for cognitive behavioural strategies that should help manage any stress, anxiety or depression symptoms:
Top Tips for Staying Well at Work
Easy tips to help employees stay well at work including reclaiming your lunch break, introducing boundaries between work and home and even whistling while you work!Visit Site
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self Help
Self help and therapy resources including worksheets and mp3 audio recordings.Visit Site
Work Related Stress
The UK lost 17 million working days to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in the year 2021 to 2022 according to the latest data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
An estimated 914 thousand workers suffered with mental ill-health relating to their work, accounting for half (51%) of all work-related ill-health cases (1.8 million) for the year.
Employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by doing a risk assessment and acting on it. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has many useful resources to help you meet your obligations on preventing workplace stress, risk assessment and tools to help manage stress at work.
Guidance for organisations on managing stress at work
Step-by-step guidance on how to use the HSE’s Management Standards approach in your workplace.Visit site
Talking Toolkit to Prevent Work-Related Stress
Six conversations to identify and manage stress at work.Download
How to be Mentally Healthy at Work
Learn how you can be mentally healthy at work, with suggestions for what you can do and where you can get support if you experience poor mental health.Visit site
The top causes of short-term sickness absence are minor illnesses, such as colds and flu, followed by musculoskeletal injuries, back pain and stress. Musculoskeletal disorders can be caused by performing manual handling tasks or working on computer screens - DSE (Display Screen Equipment).
Manual Handling at Work
Overview on manual handling at work, DSE safety and musculoskeletal disorders.Visit site
Manual Handling risk assessment tools
A series of tools produced by the HSE to help employers properly assess manual handling tasks.Visit site
Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
Ergonomic Computer Workstation Set-Up Advice
How to reduce the risk of developing Musculo-skeletal symptoms.Visit site
Health surveillance allows for early identification of ill health and helps identify any corrective action needed. It may be required by law if your employees are exposed to noise or vibration, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or if they work in compressed air. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides advice on risk assessment, control measures and health surveillance requirement.
Key conclusions from a 2022 Society of Occupational Medicine report identified the positive links between employee health and wellbeing to successful business performance. It indicated that highly effective companies will often have a culture and philosophy that values health and that wellbeing strategies need to encompass the work environment, culture and interpersonal relationships.
Return to work advice for employees
Advice for employees on a flexible approach for getting better and back to work.Download
The Occupational Health value proposition
This report provides a comprehensive analysis and evidence review of the value of occupational health.Download
Occupational Health Guide for company directors
A guide for company directors and commissioners of service.Download