Health & Wellbeing Service - Manchester


Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

 

If you would like to improve mental health and wellbeing at your workplace, we can help you.

 

Mental health and wellbeing at work is affected by many aspects of work, such as:

  • workload, hours of work, job security
  • involvement and engagement of staff in decisions about the whole work process
  • health and safety, occupational health, prevention of ill health and accidents

 

Policies, procedures and facilities can help to sustain and improve mental health and wellbeing, such as:

  • specific policies and procedures: tackling stress in the workplace; support for someone with a mental health condition to help them to remain in work
  • ‘family friendly’ policies, like flexible working hours, carer’s or special leave arrangements, career breaks, job sharing – to assist staff with juggling the work/life balance
  • activities, facilities and events which address different aspects of mental health at work, such as team building, communication, mindfulness, relaxation
  • general health promotion in the workplace, for example, in relation to alcohol, smoking, HIV/AIDs

 

We can assist workplaces in developing mental health at work strategies, through a variety of means:

  • Helping you to assess what your workforce would like to do to improve their mental health and wellbeing
  • Advice on suitable policies, programmes and activities
  • Training (particularly for line managers) on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, click here  and how to implement mental health and tackling stress policies and procedures. This can either be via Open courses or courses specifically for your workplace such as Connect 5, Mental health and wellbeing at work, Being active for better mental health click here for courses specifically for your workplace.
  • Resources and materials

 

For further information and help on any aspect of the promotion of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, contact Caroline Bedale.

We can also help workplaces to look at wider aspects of health and wellbeing:

  • For people who have a remit or responsibility to encourage health promotion in their workplace, the Health Champions training ‘Understanding Health Improvement’ is an accredited course – contact Megan Brown, for more information.
  • For people who want to encourage and support others in their workplace to stop smoking, there is training in brief interventions or we can provide one-off sessions to raise awareness and give information about stop smoking services which individuals can access – contact Chris Love for more information.