Creating a mentally healthy workplace
Below is a list of useful resources to help employers and employees in Richmond create mentally healthy workplaces.
National Mind Website
Provides information on the website and through webinars; downloadable publications for both employers (including for line managers and HR professionals) and employees: http://www.mind.org.uk/employment
Health and Safety Executive
Supports employers to meet their statutory obligations assessing the risk, putting organisational processes in place to prevent and manage stress: http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/standards
Fact Sheet: Stress and Mental Health at Work: http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/factsheets/stress-mental-health-at-work.aspx
Local Services and Resources for Employers
RB Mind Managing Workplace Stress workshops
Richmond Borough Mind is currently developing open courses for local employers which can also be run in the workplace. Contact us for more information and to express interest on 020 8948 7652 or [email protected]
RB Mind Mental Health Awareness programme
Our Mental Health Awareness programme is offered on a one-day or half-day basis to suit your individual or organisational requirements. The training is suitable for anyone involved in public facing roles in either a paid or voluntary capacity, and for staff teams or groups wishing to boost levels of mental health awareness in their workplace. More information here.
Disability Awareness Training for employers, including advice on things like reasonable adjustments and recruitment processes: www.richmondaid.org.uk
Local Services and Resources for Individuals
Richmond Wellbeing Service
Services provide tools, techniques and information to manage stress, depression and anxiety. Local Richmond residents can speak to their GP or refer themselves by contacting:
NHS Richmond Wellbeing Service
St. John’s Health Centre
Twickenham TW1 3PA
Tel: 020 8548 5550
Note that similar services are available in every borough, and self-referral is usually an option.
RB Mind Psychotherapy and Counselling Service
Low Cost Counselling Service:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07592 416 638
Richmond Borough Mind website lists a number of online self-help tools:
Directory of local organisations providing help on a range of physical and mental health support: www.careplace.org.uk
Twining Enterprise is a London-wide charity with the sole mission of improving mental wellbeing through work.
How they help Employers:
- Mental Health First Aid – Twining delivers this nationally recognised training in your workplace to help your teams:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
- Feel confident helping someone
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Stop a mental illness from getting worse
- Guide someone towards the right support
THREE in 10 is their anti-stigma project. Volunteers with lived experience of mental health problems visit your workplace to hold conversations that challenge stigma about mental health. This is free, structured to meet your individual workplace arrangements and is part of the national Time to Change campaign organised by Mind and Rethink.
How they help individuals
- Richmond Works – the new local service providing employment support for people with mental health needs. Free and available to all adults in Richmond, the easiest way to be referred is through a local GP or the NHS’s Richmond Wellbeing Service.
Contact Twining on 020 8840 8833 or [email protected]
Is your company thinking of linking with a local charity focusing on community mental health? What a great idea!
Richmond Borough Mind believes that corporate relationships should be mutually beneficial. It is important to us that our corporate partnerships are not a one-way street, where companies give and we take. We are certain that your company can benefit greatly from a partnership with Richmond Borough Mind.
If you are interested in a corporate partnership with us, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or phone 020 8948 7652.