Resources and Tools
Download the following tools:
We have translated the Wellbeing and Values Survey into a number of different languages which can be downloaded below:
Business in the Community Toolkits
Equality and Diversity tool for age assesment
Useful links ACAS Model Workplace
Free and easy to use, the Acas Model Workplace
helps you to check how good your organisation is at people management - from recruitment to performance management.
Presented in short modules, you can complete as few or as many sections as you want to. And after completing a module, you'll be a given a rating for how effective your current practices are, along with useful advice and links to resources.
You will need to have installed Microsoft Silverlight to use the Model Workplace. Download it from the Microsoft Silverlight website
. The Equality Act 2010
ACAS have produced guidance for The Equality Act 2010 which will become law in October 2010. It replaces previous legislation (such as the Disability Discrimination Act 1995). Among a number of changes, the Act limits the circumstances when employers can ask health-related questions before they offer the individual a job. Visit www.mindfulemployer.net/law.html
and follow the link
BBC You & Yours
Back in May, BBC Radio 4 You & Yours revisited the topic of mental health and the workplace and, focussing on small businesses and the effects of the recession, included an update on Mindful Employer signatory Andy's Kars who were featured in a programme in May 2009. In a second edition, the programme also looked at staff working for the NHS and included an interview with Margaret Barrett, who leads the NHS Employers 'Open Your Mind' campaign. To listen to these programmes visit www.mindfulemployer.net/news_events.html
and follow the links.
The Disability Clearkit educates and empowers employers to make their workforce more diverse. Their website holds a disability recruitment toolkit.Visit www.clearkit.co.uk
to find out more.
Live it Well website
A mental wellbeing website developed to support the five year 'Live It Well' Strategy for Kent & Medway, designed to maintain wellbeing and link you in to what is available to support you locally. http://www.liveitwell.org.uk
Manage employee wellbeing
Responding to the Comprehensive Spending Review
Responding to the challenging nature of today's economy and in the light of the Comprehensive Spending Review, Mindful Employer have gathered together examples of how employers who have signed the Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health are putting plans in place to support staff in such uncertain times - http://www.mindfulemployer.net/CSR.html
Royal College of Psychiatrists - Work and Mental Health website
Signposts you to relevant guidance and practical tools. These are designed to help you through the maze of issues on work and mental health, whether you are: a worker - planning to start work, make changes to help you stay in work or to return to work when recovering from a period of mental ill-health; an employer - looking to support your employees or colleagues at work so that they remain productive ; a clinician - developing and supporting your patient’s care plan to combine work with recovery from mental ill-health ; carers - helpful information for you when the person you care for is preparing to start or return to work. These pages give you information on key issues and links to more detailed guidance. Visit the Work and Mental Health website
Workplace Wellbeing Tool, the Health Work and Wellbeing with Business Link
A free online resource designed to help you to improve the health and well-being of people in your organisation.
Caring, Sustaining and Resourcing
Mindful Employer website page providing information about caring for your staff, sustaining your business and resourcing your managers.
WaterForWork Kent Fit Programme
Kind Mindful Employer Conference 2009
The Kent Mindful Employer Conference ‘A chance to rethink your business’ was a great success, with many businesses from all sectors and all sizes joining our first Network, which is for Employers by Employers.
The presentations from the conference are available to download below: