Resources include a workplace stress toolkit & a guide to mental health
The resources featured in our final newsletter of 2018:
The charity, Mental Health at Work have put together a toolkit for employers consisting of free resources from various sources including a template for conducting a Stress Risk Assessment from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and an A4 suggestions page from Acas of common adjustments employers can make for staff experiencing mental ill health.
The CIPD have recently revised and updated their 2011 good practice guide which they produced in collaboration with mental health charity Mind. It offers broad guidance and practical advice to help anyone involved in managing people. The guide’s aim is to put support in place, so employees stay well and in work. Helping managers to facilitate conversations about stress and poor mental health, it contains information, practical advice and templates, covering the whole of the employment life-cycle.
The Health and Safety Executive have published summary statistics for health and safety at work for the 2017/18 year. They include key facts about work-related ill health including the latest figures for working days lost due to work related stress, depression or anxiety.
The report is available to download for free from the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s website. It considers the effectiveness of unconscious bias training and makes recommendations for how training can be used to help create more inclusive workplaces.
Considered a milestone in men’s health, Europe’s first ever men’s health strategy was agreed by the 53 member states of the World Health Organisation in September. It is hoped that improving men’s health will not only reduce unnecessary suffering for men and boys but also have many benefits including improving productivity at work.