Mental health website launches employee wellbeing guide for employers

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Mental health website Mindwell tide launches an new employee wellbeing guide for employers in Leeds on 13 May for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Commissioned by NHS Leeds CCG and called MindwWell at Work, the guide will provide an open online resource for all leaders, people managers and HR professionals in the city, say its creators. It will help employers to take steps to promote workplace wellbeing and support staff who are experiencing problems with their mental health or struggling with difficulties outside of work such as a bereavement or relationship problems.

Adopting a proactive and preventative approach to wellbeing in the workplace can have many benefits for both employers and employees. It can help to increase staff commitment and productivity and reduce sick leave and staff turnover. Creating a happier, healthier workplace where people feel supported can also stop problems from escalating and help people to stay in work and thrive.

MindWell is delighted to have worked with Mindful Employer Leeds and local employers to produce a user-friendly guide that brings together practical guidance and information about local support and training options, in one ‘go-to’ place. MindWell at Work can be used by organisations and businesses of all sizes and has many wellbeing ideas that are free or low cost.

Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council’s executive member for health, wellbeing and adults and Chair of Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board said: “We want Leeds to be the best city for health and wellbeing, so it’s essential that our employers have good mental health awareness and support. ‘Mindwell at Work’ will be a valuable resource in making this happen.”