Are you struggling to find the advice and tools you need to support the mental health of your staff? Mental Health at Work is a new online gateway, developed by Mind, that makes it easy for you to get started.
The site brings together resources, toolkits, blogs and case studies into one place. Regardless of the sector you work in, the size of your organisation or the location you're based, you'll find what you need at Mental Health at Work.
"It is a really good collection of resources all in one place... really useful and informative and quick and easy to browse." - Visitor to the gateway
1 in 6 workers experience problems such as anxiety, low mood and stress at work. The Stevenson/Farmer review, Thriving at Work, highlighted that an estimated 300,000 people lose their jobs each year due to mental ill health.
We also know, from analysis by Deloitte, that there is a demonstrable cost to employers and investing in supporting mental health at work is good for business and productivity. Poor mental health costs the UK economy between £74 billion and £99 billion a year.
The gateway is developed by Mind and funded by The Royal Foundation, as part of their Heads Together programme.
Mind also worked in collaboration with 11 key partners from the world of business, industry and mental health to develop Mental Health at Work. They helped oversee and shape the development of the site to ensure it meets the needs of employees and employers across the UK.
Mind developed ‘Mental Health for Small Workplaces’ in recognition of the challenges that SMEs face in accessing tools and learning opportunities that support mental health in the workplace. The online training and resource library is free and aims to increase understanding, raise awareness and enable workplaces to create environments supportive to mental wellbeing.
In September 2019, five months after the elearning launch, we commissioned Brightpurpose to undertake an evaluation to understand how people were using the elearning, their experience of it, and whether the intended learning outcomes were achieved.
Whilst it is still early days for many organisations, the evaluation has shown that changes made as a result of the training positively impact on organisational processes and, more importantly, cultures in the long term.
In September 2017 the Mental Health at Work Website was launched. Curated by Mind and originally funded by The Royal Foundation as part of their Heads Together campaign, the website was developed in partnership with organisations across the business and mental health sectors. It seeks to provide staff and employers with mental health support, advice and tools.
Two years on we wanted to know - what did people think about the site? We surveyed a number of individuals and received feedback across a number of themes, from the Mental Health at Work brand, to website navigation and the resources themselves.Read our website evaluation to understand some of the key challenges we’ve faced and the lessons we’ve learned.