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Mental Health in the Workplace: Contacts and Resources for Employers and Employees

Feb 08, 2019

by Kimberley Wallace, Consultant
0333 400 7920 | kim@employassisthr.co.uk

Over the past week, our blog series has looked at:

In our final blog of this series, we have created a list of useful resources that businesses can use to refer to when managing and supporting their employees with mental health issues. These resources include toolkits for managers, guidance and advice for employers as well as helplines.

Sources for Workplace Guidance and Advice

  • ACAS
    Provides free information and advice to employers and employees on workplace relations and employment law
  • Department of Health
    DoH has a guide on how to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace for mental health 
  • Health and Safety Executive
    The HSE has dedicated pages to supporting businesses manage work related stress and mental health wellbeing  

Telephone Support and Helplines

  • Beat
    A helpline for those with eating disorders
    0808 801 0677 / www.b-eat.co.uk 
  • EmployAssist HR
    Our team are qualified Mental Health First Aiders
    0333 400 7920 / www.employassisthr.co.uk
  • Papyrus
    A young person’s suicide prevention society
    0800 068 4141 / www.papyrus-uk.org
  • Refuge
    Advice helpline for dealing with domestic violence
    0808 2000 247 / www.refuge.org.uk
  • Rethink Mental Illness
    Over 200 voluntary service groups across the UK to support mental health conditions  
  • Samaritans
    Confidential support for those experiencing distress or despair
    116 123 / www.samaritans.org.uk
  • SANE
    Support line for those affected by mental illness, as well as their families and carers
    0300 304 7000 / www.sane.org.uk

Useful Resources for Business and Managers

  • Mental Health At Work
    Resources and toolkits for employers 
  • Mind
    Guides for supporting those with all types of mental health conditions 
  • Mindful Employer
    Aiming to increase awareness of mental health at work and provides information to organisations to support staff 
  • Time To Change
    Guides and resources to support someone at work 

If you have any questions about our mental health blog series, if you have any concerns for your employees, or if you want to discuss mental health support at work, please contact EmployAssist. Kim and Ezra from the EmployAssist team are qualified Mental Health First Aiders.