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Workplace Wellbeing in Wales

Looking after your employees' mental health isn't just the right thing to do – it also means better performance, less time off sick and more loyal staff.

With the support of Welsh Government, we're supporting businesses in Wales to promote better employee mental health.

To do this, we've developed a series of downloadable bilingual resources to help employers better understand what makes for a mentally healthy workplace, and how to put simple, low cost measures in place to achieve this.

Mental health training

In this film, hear from Trystan and his manager Karen from Welsh Water Dwr Cymru about how Mind mental health training helped Trystan feel able to work again after taking time off sick with depression.

Poor mental health is now the number one reason for staff absence. Mental health training from Mind is a cost-effective way to promote mental wellbeing in your organisation and at home.

Find a course to suit you.

Workplace Wellbeing Index

Our Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice. It helps employers find out what is going well and how organisations can improve their approach to mental health in the workplace.

We were delighted to have our first Welsh organisations take part in 2017/18 including Companies House, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, Bridgend College and Barod.

Find out more about our Workplace Wellbeing Index.

Downloadable resources

Download PDF copies of our Workplace Wellbeing Wales resources in English or Welsh.

1. Developing an organisational approach to supporting staff through coronavirus

This first resource in our series aims to support organisations to use the existing Mental Health Commitment as a framework to support the mental health of your staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

2. Introduction to mentally healthy workplaces

The resource aims to help Welsh employers to understand the relationship between good employee mental health and getting the best out of your staff.

3. Take stock of mental health in your workplace

This resource for line managers and HR professionals provides practical advice on how to collect vital information about your employees' wellbeing in a joined-up and comprehensive way.

4. Promote wellbeing & tackle causes of work-related mental health problems

This resource sets out simple, practical and inexpensive steps that line managers and HR teams can take. It is designed to help you create a more open and supportive culture, improve mental wellbeing for all staff, and boost employee engagement.

5. Support staff who are experiencing a mental health problem

This resource for HR professionals and managers in Wales details how organisations can support staff at every stage of the mental health spectrum – whether they're stressed or have a diagnosed mental health condition.

6. Quick Tips on Workplace Wellbeing A3 Poster

This poster provides employees with simple, practical tips to help improve their own mental wellbeing both in the workplace and beyond. Why not pop it up in your staff room or other communal areas?

7. Guide to Wellness Action Plans

This is a guide to developing a Wellness Action Plan (WAP). A WAP can help employees and managers explore the causes of stress and poor mental health as well as develop ways to tackle them.

8. Employee Guide to WAPs

This guide is designed for anyone in employment or a voluntary role who would like to learn more about how to use Wellness Action Plans (WAPs) to support and promote their mental health and wellbeing at work.

9. Line Manager Guide to WAPs

This guide is designed to be a helpful starting point in your journey as a line manager towards supporting your team members with their mental health at work.

10. WAP for home workers

This guide is designed to support your mental health and wellbeing when working from home.

Getting support for your organisation

  • Sign the the Time to Change Wales organisational pledge and make a commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace.
  • For more information about resources and training, visit

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