The external resources featured in our Winter 2021 newsletter are:
- answers to frequently asked questions about race in the workplace
- a toolkit for creating workplaces that are positive for people experiencing eating disorders
- some resources to increase awareness and understanding of depression
- a new global standard for managing psychosocial health and safety at work
- a stress indicator tool
As part of the CIPD's drive for us to work together to create fair and inclusive societies, they have produced this valuable page on their website. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about race equality and anti-racism to help people professionals start addressing this issue in their workplace.
The charity Mental Health at Work have a toolkit on their website to help employers and colleagues find out what they can do to support someone experiencing an eating disorder, estimated to be between 1.24 and 3.8 million people in the UK.
Blurt are a Social Enterprise dedicated to helping those affected by depression. Their website has many helpful resources, both for those suffering from depression and those supporting them. The mental health at work resources page includes sections on making work work for you, getting back to work, as well as resources for employers.
The national standards body, BSI launched ISO45003 earlier this year. It is the first global standard to give practical guidelines on managing psychological health and safety in the workplace. It provides information on recognising psychosocial hazards for those at work, along with effective examples of how to manage such hazards and improve workers' wellbeing.
"Every employer has a legal duty to assess and protect employees from work-related stress under the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999."
Industry experts at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have developed an online SIT which has been produced to measure the attitudes and perceptions of employees towards work related stress. It is now available to pilot for free to businesses with a maximum of 50 employees.
The HSE has also recently launched Working Minds. This is a new campaign which aims to raise awareness in recognising and responding to signs of stress. It is aimed specifically at supporting small businesses. However, it reminds all employers of their legal duty to protect those who work for them and to promote, support and sustain good mental health in the workplace.
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