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CIPD

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is a professional association for human resource management professionals, and they have produced a number of factsheets which you might find really helpful to read. CIPD’s wellbeing hub contains a number of videos with examples of good practice on wellbeing, as well as a range of other materials.

Also check out these fact sheets from CIPD:

FSB Care

FSB is the medical and health advice service offered to FSB members. It can support members with a variety of health conditions and give advice on wellbeing. For more information visit the FSB website.

FSB Connect

FSB Connect is a free service that gives small business owners access to networking events across the whole of the UK. It’s a great way to connect with other business owners and have an avenue to open up.

FSB Legal Helpline

24 hour legal advice helpline operated by qualified barristers and solicitors, offering advice to small businesses on the range of legal issues including employment and health and safety. Check out FSB’s website for more information.

Healthy Working Lives (Scotland)

Healthy Working Lives is part of NHS Scotland and support employers create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. They work with all kinds of businesses, completely free of charge, offering practical information and advice to help improve health and safety and the wellbeing of everyone at work. Their website is full of practical advice, guides and tools to help with every aspect of health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace.

Inspire Northern Ireland

Inspire in Northern Ireland offers a range of services that provide support in the areas of mental health and learning disability across a range of areas. This includes individual sections dedicated to mental health, disability services and workplace wellbeing. They can help your business develop an employee support service, mental health and wellbeing programmes.

Mind

At least one in six workers experiences common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression.

Whether you're an employee worried about your own or a colleague's mental health, or an HR professional interested in improving mental wellbeing in your organisation – Mind is there to help. Please have a look at the Mental Health at Work section of their site, and a full list of resources targeted at employers can be found on the Useful Resources page.

To give you a taster of these:

Workplace wellbeing resources for HR professionals and line managers:

Workplace wellbeing resources for individuals:

Time to Change

Time to Change is a national campaign led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, as part of the campaign there is a dedicated team who works with employers to end stigma and discrimination of mental health problems in the workplace.

Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index

The Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice. It will help you find out where you are doing well and where you could improve your approach to mental health in the workplace.

To find out more, visit their webpages or contact the team on index@mind.org.uk

Public Health England

Public Health England is responsible for making the public healthier and reducing differences between the health of different groups by promoting healthier lifestyles, advising government and supporting action by local government, the NHS and the public.

They have developed a number of toolkits, in association with Business in the Community, including The Mental Health Toolkit for Employers, Musculoskeletal health in the workplace, Reducing the risk of suicide: a preventative toolkit for employers and Crisis management in the event of a suicide: a postvention toolkit for employers.

Scottish Association for Mental Health

The SAMH currently has over 60 community services across the whole of Scotland providing mental health and social care support. This focuses on homelessness, addictions and employment services, among others. They provide a number of resources for businesses looking to improve wellbeing in the workplace. They also focus on individual wellbeing and have a wellbeing tool where you can measure your own wellbeing.

UK Green Building Council

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) is a charity with over 400 member organisations. They focus on inspiring, challenging and empowering their members to identify and adopt the most sustainable and viable solutions for their businesses. They have resources available which can help you improve the design of your workplace to promote wellbeing and the health of your employees.

Check out their website and search for their Bitesize Briefings which look at health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.