Mental Health in the Workplace

When we think of health in the workplace, we are typically concerned with “Health & Safety”, i.e. minimising physical risks to workers.  There is growing concern, however, about the link between work-life balance and poor mental health.

--MHFA England, 2017

Why choose Employers in Mind?

All employers have a legal responsibility under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999; these legislations ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees in the workplace. The employer’s duty of care includes responsibility for minimising the risk of stress-related illness or injury to employees.

Mental Illness is classified as a disability and is covered by the Equality Act 2010. This means that all employers have a responsibility to consider whether an employee is being treated less favourably for reasons relating to their disability, and employers must make reasonable adjustments to support employees.

Sign our Worklife Pledge today and commit to improving wellbeing within your business

A healthy workplace is one in which workers and managers collaborate to use a continual improvement process to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of workers and the sustainability of the workplace by considering the following, based on identified needs

--WHO Healthy Workplace Framework and Model: Background and supporting Literature and practices, Improving working lives Joan Burton 2010

The Employers in Mind project is offering small to medium businesses in Haringey the opportunity to sign our Worklife Pledge. Over the course of 12 months, your business will receive our free expertise and support to:

  • improve knowledge of and compliance with the Equalities Act 2010.
  • improve your employees physical and mental wellbeing, increasing performance and reducing absences.
  • reduce financial losses due to sickness and presenteeism.
  • increase staff retention and maintain skillsets. 

Employers in Mind will provide free businesses consultation, training, support and tools to enable your business to create and embed effective wellbeing policies and practices

How to get involved

Employers in Mind is open for up to 10 small to medium businesses in Haringey.

To apply, sign the Worklife Pledge below and we will contact you with more information.

Deadline:  All businesses interested in joining must submit a declaration of interest by Tuesday 31st October 2017 5pm.

Project Manager: Pritty Rana pritty.rana@mih.org.uk 0208 340 2474

Simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow UK businesses to save up to 8 billion a year