The Mental Health and Dementia Team have developed a suite of e-learning modules to build on the general knowledge and expertise that WAST staff already have around Mental Health. While these modules are primarily based around patient care, they will equip your team with the skills and confidence to deal with these types of situations.
Developing a Wellness Action Plan (WAP) can help employees to actively support their own mental health by reflecting on the causes of stress and poor mental health, and by taking ownership of practical steps to help address these triggers. This process can also help managers to open up dialogue with employees, understand their needs and experiences and ultimately better support their mental health. Click on the link below for more on this from mental health charity, MIND.
Click here to access WASTs Guide to Wellness Action Plan
The HSE has tons of resources for line managers, Trade Union reps and health and wellbeing leads to help them to start projects that will reduce stress and improve wellbeing. The link will take you to the pages that will help you to set up a project.
Without staff that are well and at work the NHS could not deliver quality and effective care to patients. We need to ensure that staff are provided with an environment and opportunities that encourage and enable them to lead healthy lives and make choices that support their wellbeing. It is more important than ever that NHS workplaces become environments that support staff to do this.
Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important. Mental Health at Work is here to help you find the information and resources you need.
The mental health and dementia team have worked collaboratively with workforce and organisational development to bring you this educational series around managing sickness absence in the workplace.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a wellbeing equivalent of ‘five fruit and vegetables a day’. These are based upon the New Economics Foundation  review of the most up to date evidence of individual actions that promote wellbeing.
Do you have a story of your own? Perhaps your team have worked together to improve their wellbeing, or you have used an app, technique or something else which has had a positive impact on your mental health? Share your stories with us to keep the conversation going.
Please email email@example.com for story submissions, along with your name, email address.