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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.

Mind's services

  • Mind's helplines provide information and support by phone and email.
  • Local Minds offer face-to-face services across England and Wales. These services include talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side is our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Able Futures

0800 321 3137
able-futures.co.uk
Confidential guidance and support to help you cope with work while managing a mental health problem.

Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas)

0300 123 1100 (helpline)
18001 0300 123 1100 (textphone)
acas.org.uk
Advice and guidance on workplace issues and employment law, including an Early Conciliation service.

Citizens Advice

0800 144 8848 (England Adviceline)
0800 702 2020 (Wales Adviceline)
0800 144 8884 (Relay UK, textphone)
citizensadvice.org.uk
Free, confidential information and advice on your rights, including money, housing, legal and other problems.

Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)

0808 800 0082 (helpline)
0808 800 0084 (textphone)
equalityadvisoryservice.com
Advice on issues relating to equality and human rights, including advice for disabled people.

Fit for Work

0800 032 6235
fitforwork.org
Information on work-related health issues and returning to work after sickness absence.

GOV.UK

gov.uk
Lists government services and information.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

hse.gov.uk
Information and guidance on health and safety law in the workplace.

Jobcentre Plus

gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus
Government employment and benefits agency.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

ncvo.org.uk
Information about volunteering, including details of local centres.

Open University

Offers flexible, part-time study and distance learning, including some free online courses.

Remploy

0300 456 8114
remploy.co.uk
Supports people with disabilities to find and stay in suitable work, and delivers the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service.

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927
rethink.org
Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems, including local support groups.

Shaw Trust

0800 389 0082
shaw-trust.org.uk
Supports disabled people to find and stay in work.

Stress Management Society

stress.org.uk
Information about stress and tips on how to cope.

Time to Change

time-to-change.org.uk (England)
timetochangewales.org.uk (Wales)
National campaign to end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems in England and Wales. The campaign for England ended in 2021, but its resources are still available online.

Volunteering Wales

volunteering-wales.net
Information about volunteering opportunities in Wales.

This information was published in December 2020. We will revise it in 2023.

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