MindWell in partnership with Mindful Employer Leeds

MindWell: How to improve wellbeing in your workplace A guide for employers, people managers and HR managers in Leeds.

MindWell: Finding mental health training for staff A guide for employers, people managers and HR managers in Leeds.

MindWell: Support for someone struggling with their mental health at work A guide for employers, people managers an HR managers in Leeds.


Mindful Employer

Mindful Employer Leeds 10 Steps Toolkit is a free online resource designed to help you increase awareness of mental health at work, challenge stigma and build skills and create a sustainable approach to supporting employee wellbeing.

Mindful Employer: Keeping well at Work: a practical guide for staff experiencing stress, anxiety and depression.

Mindful Employer: Charter information and application form

Carers Leeds

Carers Leeds: An employer’s guide to the benefits of developing a carer friendly workplace


Thriving at Work report (2017): the Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers (2017): an independent review into how employers can better support the mental health of all people currently in employment including those with mental health problems or poor wellbeing to remain in and thrive through work. Commissioned by the Prime Minister.

Mind: How to implement the Thriving at Work mental health standards in your workplace

Mind: Wellness Action Plan – Guide for managers: a WAP is a personalised, practical tool we can all use to help us identify what keeps us well at work and what support we would like to receive from our manager to boost our wellbeing. To be used alongside the Mind: Wellness Action Plan – Guide for employees. Mind also provides a working from home Wellness Action Plan.

Mind: How to take stock of mental health in your workplace

Mind: An introduction to mentally healthy workplaces

Mind: How to promote wellbeing and tackle the causes of work-related mental health problems

Mind: How to support staff who are experiencing a mental health problem

Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice. Taking part will help you find out how you are doing well and where you could improve your approach to mental health in the workplace.

Mind: Coping with redundancy

People Managers’ Guide to Mental Health – CIPD in collaboration with Mind

Mental Health at Work: website curated by Mind, the mental health charity, and funded by The Royal Foundation as part of their Heads Together campaign. Designed to help you find information and resources.

Federation of Small Businesses in partnership with Mind: Taking care of business: resource for small businesses.


ACAS: Supporting mental health at work

ACAS: Challenging conversations and how to manage them

ACAS: Managing bereavement in the workplace – a good practice guide


How are you feeling? NHS toolkit is an easy-to-use resource developed with NHS staff to enable staff to talk openly and regularly about emotional health.

Headfirst NHS toolkit is a free mental wellness resource designed for the ambulance service.

Government resources

Department of Health: Advice for employers on reasonable adjustments

Gov.UK: Equality Act 2010: information and guidance on the Equality Act.

Health matters: health and work report (Public Health England, 31 January 2019) provides actions that employers can take with regard to health and work.

Gov.uk: Workplace wellbeing tool can help you build a business case for your wellbeing programme.

HSEACAS: Talking Toolkit: preventing work-related stress offers practical help with talking about stress at work.

Flexible Working gives information about recent changes to flexible working laws (From 6 April 2024).

Other resources

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Guidance: Workplace health

Money and Mental Health Policy Institute‘Too ill to work, too broke to not’: report considering the cost of sickness absence for people with mental health problems.

The Prince’s Responsible Business Network has produced a mental health toolkit for employers with Public Health England to support positive mental and physical health in the workplace.

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter: completing the Workplace Wellbeing Charter makes a real commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of your workforce.

Survey Monkey offers a free basic template for employee surveys.

Action for Happiness offers ideas and resources including a monthly calendar.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) – Making the business case for mental health

Citzens Advice: help for work-related issues.

What Works Wellbeing: workplace and employment resources

Mental Health at Work: Workplace conversations in challenging times resources

Mental Health First Aid England: supporting your mental health while working from home

Mental Health and Money Advice

Staff Check-In campaign aims to reduce staff suicide and promote a wellbeing culture by normalising the conversation around suicide and mental health as well as providing training, resources and signposting to support.