(Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration
Service) Provides advice and guidance
on a range of workplace issues. In addition to written
resources, ACAS provides consultancy services which aim to help you
understand what needs to be done to address a range of issues
related to health and wellbeing and then work with you
to develop practical solutions. There is a work
programme which is specifically for small businesses as well as
resources for new employers. Many of ACAS’s publications
include sample policies.
attendance and employee turnover
This booklet includes a sample managing absence
Work-related stress: What the law says
This guide summarises the legal duties that employers have to
reduce, and where possible prevent, work-related stress impacting
on the health of their employees. It has been produced by the
HSE, ACAS, CIPD and Health, Work and Well-being.
Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
Stress and mental health at work, 2010
This link includes a section on developing a stress policy and
what issues the policy should include.
Tackling the last workplace taboo
This website has been developed by the Shaw Trust. This
section makes the case for developing a workplace mental health
policy. It includes the key issues which the policy should
include and address as well as support for implementing the policy
such as staff training.
ambitions: Better employment support for people with a mental
Rachel Perkins, Paul Farmer and Paul
Department for Work and Pensions, December 2009
This review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Work
and Pensions to look at mental health and employment and to
identify how Government could help people with mental health
conditions fulfil their employment ambitions. Appendix
5 summarises an example of good practice from British Telecom
(BT). BT has a mental health framework which underpins
one of five key themes in its ‘people
Mind Workplace provides consultancy and training for employers
on mental health, enhancing productivity by improving business
practices, including through providing training such as the
‘Managing mental health’ course.
The inside story: the impact of depression on daily
This report of a survey of members of Depression Alliance
reveals some of the key actions that employers could take to
support employees with experience of depression.
Annual Survey Report 2010, Absence Management
This report of the 11th annual survey carried out
among 573 organisations. The report provides benchmarking
data for organisations on absence levels and the cost and causes of
absence. This year there are topical sections about employee
wellbeing and the effect of the economic climate on absence. These
sections highlight the vital need for organisations to manage
employee absence effectively. The report includes two case studies
which focus on early interventions to minimise absence.