Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The charity is dedicated to helping people feel more comfortable with their own mental health and wellbeing, as well as feeling that they have the resources they need to support their friends and family.
A big part of what Heads Together does is encouraging a conversation about mental health in the workplace in an attempt to destigmatise it. FSB have helped do as a member of the steering group for The Royal Foundation and Mind’s Mental Health at Work Programme. A key part of this has been our contribution to the Mental Health at Work Gateway. Our very own wellbeing and mental health guides are on the gateway
“As business owners, we have a crucial role to play in starting the conversation about mental health in our workplace. We need to lead the way in both destigmatising mental health in the workplace and acting to help members of our team when they are struggling.
My father struggled with depression for many years and this was something that impacted his ability to run and manage the family business. His struggles have made me very aware of the impact poor mental health can have on small business owners, as well as employees.
Over the next three years, we will continue to support the great work Heads Together is doing with the Mental Health at Work Gateway while engaging with them on other initiatives like their work with the armed forces.
We will also be supporting them through fundraising activities and I hope that we can all do our bit to contribute to this great cause.
So, please get involved and together we can play our part in creating healthy and happy workplaces.
Remember, it’s okay to talk about mental health.”
Check out the Heads Together website for more information about the charity.
You can also find more information about health and wellbeing through the Mental Health at Work Gateway including our short guide to Wellbeing in Small Business and Mental Health Guide for Small Businesses.