Report 48: Mental health, employment and the social care workforce

Additional Online Resources

Health, work and wellbeing.
ACAS runs training in managing absence, return to work interviews, and Fit Notes, and on the Equality Act.

Centre for Mental Health
Impact on depression: mental health awareness training for line managers

Centers of Excellence
Supporting people who use mental health services into employment

Employers Forum on Disability
Enabling companies to become disability confident by making it easier to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers.

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Detailed guidance for employers and workers on the impact, implementation and use of the Equality Act 2010 in the workplace.

Health and Safety Executive
HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.  Provides guidance on work related stress on an individual or organizational level

Health, Work and Wellbeing
Range of support such as Fit for Work Service; Health, Work and Wellbeing Coordinators in each of the English Regions, Wales and Scotland; and an occupational health advice line for small businesses and for General Practitioners (GPs)
Workplace WellBeing Tool

Working well: Guidance on promoting health and wellbeing at work.

Mental Health First Aid ( (
Training in mental health literacy

Range of resources and support for mental health at work

Mindful Employer
Initiative led and supported by employers to increase awareness of mental health at work and provide support for businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.

NHS Plus
NHS occupational health services for NHS staff and the broader community

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (PDF)
NICE (2009) Promoting mental wellbeing at work. Guide to resources: Implementing NICE  guidance.

National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU) (PDF)
Mental wellbeing checklist

Occupational health advice service for small businesses and GPs
Small and medium sized businesses face particular challenges when accessing occupational health advice. To address this, online and telephone occupational health advice services are operating in England, Scotland and Wales.

We can work it out: A local authority line manager’s guide to reasonable adjustments for    mental illness
What’s reasonable? A guide to rights at work for people with a severe mental illness.

Time to change
Anti-stigma campaign with resources for employers and employees


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