for better mental health

How to be mentally healthy at work

Explains how you can be mentally healthy at work, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services across England and Wales. These might be talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

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

Citizens Advice

03444 111 444 (Adviceline)
03444 111 445 (Text relay)
Free, confidential information and advice on your rights, including with money, housing, legal and other problems.

Equality Advisory & Support Service
Advice on issues relating to equality and human rights.

Fit for Work

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

Lists government services and information.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Information and guidance on health and safety law in the workplace.

Jobcentre Plus
Government employment and benefits agency.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
Information about volunteering, including details of local centres.

Open University

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

Rethink Mental Illness

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

Supports people with disabilities to find and stay in suitable work, and delivers the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service.

Shaw Trust
Supports disabled people to find and stay in work.

Stress Management Society
Information about stress and tips on how to cope.

Time to Change (England) (Wales)
National campaign to end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems in England and Wales. 

Volunteering Wales
Information about volunteering opportunities in Wales.

This information was published in April 2016. We will revise it in 2019.

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