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Charity Website aims to Improve Mental Health at Work

22-Oct-2018


A group of mental health charities have come together to launch an online resource to help improve mental health of employees.

The mentalhealthatwork.org.uk website provides access to various resources; training and information to help employers better understand mental health issues in the workplace.

The website is a free to use platform overseen by the Heads Together campaign, the mental health charity led by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

It has been funded by The Royal Foundation and produced by mental health charity MIND, in collaboration with 11 partners.

The gateway offers resources, training and information to help make life better for staff and employers.

This includes offering practical help on developing policies and procedures that promote positive mental health at work, as well as training on mental illness.

In 2017 a Government commissioned report puts the cost of poor mental health in the workplace at around £33bn to £42bn a year.

Intended mainly at employers, senior staff and line managers; the platform is designed to be accessible to anybody with an interest in improving mental health in the workplace.

Amongst those also involved is the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), whose Planning and Resources’ Director has been a charity sector advisor for the initiative.

The sentiment from the NCVO’s Director is one of encouragement; citing the platform is free to use, and that all charity staff, especially those who manage staff or volunteers, take the time to use it as NCVO has contributed some sector-specific resources to the platform.

The Director also highlights that there is “..a wealth of high quality information, toolkits, blogs and case studies from a wide range of other organisations.”

For more information, visit the Mental Health at Work website.

 


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