World mental health day 2020

World Mental Health Day

Did you know that more than half of adults (60 per cent) and over two thirds of young people (68 per cent) said their mental health got worse during lockdown? We know this will include our NHS staff.

This Saturday (10 October), marks World Mental Health Day and we’ve rounded up a range of resources to help you take a targeted approach to supporting the mental wellbeing of your NHS during this time. 

Supporting workforce mental wellbeing

  • See the toolkit we developed in partnership with mental health charity, Mind. It contains tools, resources and guidance designed to support the NHS workforce with their mental wellbeing. 
  • Our new infographic provides a range of key statistics and facts about workforce mental wellbeing in the workplace. Employers can download the infographic to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental wellbeing at work for NHS staff or as part of their business case to further the workforce mental wellbeing agenda at a strategic level with senior leaders.
  • See our new guidance on suicide prevention and postvention. It includes information on the impact of suicide and how employers in the NHS can best support their staff through preventative and postventative measures. 

Supporting mental wellbeing through COVID-19

  • We’ve developed dedicated guidance for supporting your staff’s mental wellbeing through the preparation, active and recovery phases of the COVID-19 pandemic and signposted to the mental wellbeing support available to NHS staff during this time.
  • Mind’s our frontline: support for healthcare workers, offers round-the-clock one-to-one support, along with a collection of resources, tips and ideas chosen to support frontline worker’s mental health as they work to protect us all and keep the country going.
  • See this new article from People Managing People, for top tips on improving mental health for those working from home in this new virtual world. 

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