National Employee Mental Health Survey and Toolkit for Employers

Business in the Community marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week by launching the most comprehensive look at the UK's workplace mental health, plus free toolkit developed in partnership with Public Health England.

We're calling on UK employees at every level to take part in our survey, to create the first real picture of what's happening with workers' wellbeing and what needs to change. 

The National Employee Mental Health Survey, run by YouGov, aims to be the largest ever survey of mental wellbeing at work. Completely confidential, it runs for 11 weeks, and covers subjects such as employees' mental health and managers' ability to support mental health.  The findings will be launched one week before World Mental Health Day, on 4 October. 

Organisations supporting the survey include Mind, CIPD, the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a number of leading businesses. Anglian Water Group and National Grid are amongst those championing the survey, asking their workforces to take part, and other businesses to follow suit.

Helping employers help improve workplace mental health

Also launched today was a major new interactive resource for employers, developed by Business in the Community and Public Health England.  The Mental Health Toolkit for Employers aims to help employers to take positive actions to build a culture that champions good mental health and provide a greater understanding for how to help those who need more support.

Justin Varney, National Lead for Adult Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England, said: “All employers have a responsibility to support the health and wellbeing of their staff... This toolkit will help employers understand and act, step by step. It will help employers pick out the best free resources that are most useful to them, and help them develop an approach that fits the needs of their organisation.”