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Improving access to free mental health training for SME’s

By Kate Parker

16 April 2019
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Our ambition is to help give people access to the products, information and services they need to support their health, and the confidence and ability they need to use it to live well.

Which is why we are so proud to be involved in the development of a new e-learning tool for SME’s. Small and medium organisations account for 99% of the businesses in the UK. But research shows that, when it comes to mental health, they often fall behind larger organisations.

We know that, as a small workplace, people are your most valuable asset. Paying attention to their mental health has never been more important. Did you know that only 23% of employees working in small organisations felt comfortable disclosing poor mental health? It’s easier than you think to get started and we can help.

Mind has worked with the Federation of Small Businesses, and with people in smaller workplaces across the UK, to create some free, quick online training to build your staff’s confidence in thinking and talking about mental health. Mental Health for Small Workplaces contains three modules, each talking about 20 minutes to complete:

  • Building your awareness
  • Looking after yourself
  • Supporting each other

Each subject is explored through text, illustrations, interactive activities, videos from real employees and practical tips you can use straight away. If you’re an employer or manager, there is also a free PDF guide full of tips and advice on how to deploy Mental Health for Small Workplaces in your organisation.

Get started today at mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/smallworkplaces