Advice for employers
Further guidance on supporting you and your staff is provided below. Download a copy of this information.
This guidance is for employers in Gloucestershire who want to know more about how to support their staff to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing. You may be a small enterprise or larger organisation; whatever the size of your workforce there is plenty of information here to help you.
In November 2020, a letter was sent to employers in Gloucestershire by Sarah Scott, Director of Public Health at Gloucestershire County Council. This letter provides further information on support services for those who may be struggling with their wellbeing due to Covid-19. Read the Letter to Employers here.
You may also be interested in this page which includes information for those who may be at risk of experiencing financial hardship due to job loss/end of furlough/redundancy.
- How is your workforce responding to Covid-19?
- Embedding wellbeing support within your organisation
- Employee Assistance Programmes
- Supporting staff that may be more vulnerable or more at risk
- Working from home
- Promoting the Five Ways to Wellbeing within the workplace
- Local wellbeing support
- Local training
Whilst working from home has its advantages, it can also be difficult for people, which may lead to a deterioration of their mental health and wellbeing. The physical environment may not be appropriate, perhaps an uncomfortable workstation or a room temperature that is too cold / hot. There may be other people at home making it difficult to have conversations or concentrate. Alternatively, people may feel isolated and miss the support that they would normally have in the workplace.
The team at Healthy Workplaces Gloucestershire have created some top tips for working from home. You will also find the Healthy Workforce Top Tips for Business Leaders and Owners documents too.
Active Gloucestershire has a good blog with tips for working from home that you may want share with your staff.
The Mental Health at Work website includes a resourceful toolkit entitled Coronavirus: Coping with the challenges of working from home.