As our valued employees, much of our company’s strength and success depends on YOU. That’s why we want to make sure that our workplace helps you maintain or even improve your mental health and wellbeing. To ensure we are all doing our utmost to ensure our work environment positively contributes to your well being, we have a company Mental Wellbeing and Mental Health Policy. This is supported by our Agenda for Wellbeing Meetings which can be called for by either an employee or the Company. We have an open policy to discussing mental health and have used St John’s checklist to ensure we are fully supporting you. Sometimes however, you may be worried about the well being of someone else. This could be a staff member, a parent or a child. We have a form for you to use to raise any concerns you have (please ask you manager for one).
Most of the actions regarding wellbeing and mental health need to be initiated by the individual themselves. Sometimes you need help to know what to do so we share a selection of useful information ranging from improving your overall happiness right through to managing a specific situation. We hope you find all this information useful. Please remember though that we are here to help so will try our best to support specific situations. You just need to talk to us. Sometimes however, you may be worried about the well being of someone else. This could be a staff member, a parent or a child. We have a form for you to use to raise any concerns you have.
My Whole Self us a new campaign from Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. We want to empower employees to bring their whole self to work. Bringing your whole self to work is a mindset that is better for wellbeing and better for business.
Mental Health Workbooks.
How to... guides
It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. In this booklet are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up loads of time. Anyone can follow this advice. Why not start today?
For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we get our income and often where we make our friends. Having a fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and general wellbeing.
Here, we would like to start, by giving you an introduction to what stress is, what the signs of stress are, what simple steps you can take when feeling stressed and provide practical advice for preventing it, to show why we are passionate about moving towards a less stressed nation.
Some people become overwhelmed by fear and want to avoid situations that might make them frightened or anxious. It can be hard to break this cycle, but there are lots of ways to do it. You can learn to feel less fearful and to cope with fear so that it doesn’t stop you from living.
There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body – having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing?
Good sleep doesn’t just mean lots of sleep: it means the right kind of sleep. Sleep affects our ability to use language, sustain attention, understand what we are reading, and summarise what we are hearing; if we compromise on our sleep, we compromise on our performance, our mood, and our interpersonal relationships.
One in five older people living in the community experience depression or poor mental health. Research shows that there are five key issues that can have an impact on the mental wellbeing of older people
This booklet aims to help you understand more about self-harm and what to do if you are worried about yourself or someone else. It explains what self-harm is, what to do if you or someone you know is self-harming, and how to get help
Signposting you to help
Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call) Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.samaritans.org Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.
Rethink Mental Illness
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday) Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England.
The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.
Saneline Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm) Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.