Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index launches summer 2016

11 April 2016. Features.

As many of you will know, this year Peldon Rose is proud to support Mind as our charity of the year.

This summer Mind is launching a brand new initiative to support organisations to create and sustain mentally healthy workplaces, called Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index.

If you want to attract and keep the best people, mental health needs to be core business. Within your workforce, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year. The success of your organisation depends on having healthy and productive employees – valued and supported staff are far more likely to perform better and achieve peak performance for your business.

As the leading mental health charity with 70 years' expertise, Mind has been at the forefront of workplace mental health, engaging with a range of employers to help improve their approaches. Now Mind is taking this to the next level.

Mind is launching its Workplace Wellbeing Index later this year, enabling employers to celebrate the good work they’re doing to promote staff mental wellbeing and get the support they need to be able to do this even better. The Index will be a benchmark of best policy and practice and will rank employers on how effectively they are addressing staff mental wellbeing.

Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index will robustly assess where the gaps lie between an organisation’s approach and staff perceptions, as well as recognising the employers who are best supporting mental health. Depending on the participation level an organisation chooses, Mind can offer detailed analysis to enable your organisation to increase employee wellbeing and deliver business benefits.

Organisations participating in the Index will complete an employer survey to demonstrate the policies and procedures they have in place to support mental health in the workplace. The employer survey will enable Mind to measure staff perceptions against employer workplace mental health initiatives, and from this information Mind will provide your organisation with a gaps analysis. Employees will also complete a survey to give a clearer picture of how this plays out in their day to day roles in the organisation.

Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, said:

“In the last few years, Mind has seen employers make great strides when it comes to tackling stress and supporting the mental wellbeing of their staff, including those with a diagnosed mental health problem. Mind is keen to recognise those forward-thinking employers who are working hard to promote good mental health and wellbeing among their workforce. Mind also wants to promote existing good practice and work with organisations to encourage and support them to go even further. Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index will be a great way for us to do this. Launching in 2016, Mind is inviting employers to register their interest now.”

Become one of the trail blazers by taking part in their first year! Putting mental health front and centre of your organisational agenda will benefit your bottom line, but most importantly, it’s the right thing to do for your employees. You can read more about the Index on Mind’s website and register to receive updates.

 

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