Boosting workplace wellbeing

Boosting workplace wellbeing

Want to improve health and wellbeing in your workplace?

If so, here's 10 free online resources to set you on your way:

1. ACAS - Model Workplace

This external link takes you to the ACAS Model Workplace site, with 10 interactive modules that help you assess the effectiveness of people management in your organisation and access practical guidance and resources.

2. Business Disability Forum - Tailored Adjustments Plan

Use this template plan to record any reasonable adjustments that have been agreed with your employees. The template can minimise the need for re-negotiations when the employee moves roles or locations, and provide a basis for discussion at future meetings.

3. Business in the Community - Mental Health Toolkit 

Business in the Community, in association with Public Health England, have produced this step-by-step guide for employers on how to create a workplace that leads on mental health. Sections include building a positive culture, providing support and training and helping people recover from crisis.

4. Business in the Community - MSK Toolkit

Business in the Community also produced a guide for employers on how to identify, manage and prevent musculoskeletal health at work.

5. HSE - Stress Management Workbook

This comprehensive guide shows how work-related stress can be managed. It uses checklists and a step-by-step approach to overcoming barriers, including opposition or indifference from internal colleagues.

6. Mental Health First Aid England - Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit

This one-page toolkit from Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England links to a range of mental health resources, such as how to make the business case for investment and a guide for line managers. It follows MHFA's three-step process of Sensitise, Skills and Sustainability.

7. Mind - Guide for Line Managers: Wellness Action Plans

This helpful guide explains how line managers can use Wellness Action Plans to support employees who have a mental health condition or who are experiencing a dip in their wellbeing. It also explains how Wellness Action Plans can be used in a proactive way to encourage positive mental health at work.

8. Royal College of Nursing - Healthy Workplace Toolkit

A RCN toolkit that is particularly useful for NHS organisations or others in the healthcare sector. It hasfive sections, on the themes of work-life balance, dignity at work, health and safety, job design and learning and development.

9. Time to Change - Creating mentally healthy workplaces

A report that sets out the practical steps that employers can take to create workplaces in which employees' wellbeing and mental health can flourish. The report draws on research with more than 15,000 employees across 46 organisations in England.

10. UK Government - Disability Confident: how to sign up to the employer scheme

This external link will take you to the website page that explains why you should become a Disability Confident Employer and how you can go about doing so. 

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