Responding to the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of our workforce
Building on Thriving at Work in Bristol, the Thrive at Work West of England programme has been developed to offer businesses and their staff, help to respond to mental health concerns in the workplace, particularly those arising from Covid-19.
The package of support includes resources, tools and training, including:
- Free e-Learning ‘Managing Mental Health at Work’ course for managers in Small and Medium sized businesses (0-250 staff) to equip them with the confidence and skills to have supportive conversations with their staff about mental health and wellbeing
- Guidance for business leaders to adopt the Mental Health at Work Commitment and implement Mental Health at Work Standards.
- Support to create Wellness Action Plans using templates developed by Mind
- Free suicide prevention training and Covid-19 psychological first aid training
- Resources shared by local businesses to help smaller companies learn from their experience of what works to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Sharing good practice: Here’s what some employers in the City say about the importance of supporting the mental health of the workforce, particularly in these challenging times.
Find out more here: Thrive at Work West of England
This programme was developed in collaboration with the partners involved in Thriving at Work Bristol (pictured below), whose leadership, commitment and contribution have made this work possible. Also with partners in the Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Group, including Business West, FSB, Mind, the Unions and others.
It is delivered by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), in partnership with Bristol City Council and the councils in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset.