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.

Introducing the Five Ways to Wellbeing within your organisation can be a positive way of improving people’s physical and mental health. This could be at an informal level or introduced in a more structured way, such as part of a weekly team meeting where one aspect of the Five Ways is considered.

What are the Five Ways to Wellbeing and what does this look like in the workplace?

  • Connect - with the people around you, your colleagues, customers, clients
  • Be active - go for a walk or run, step outside out lunchtime, hold a walking meeting
  • Give - do something nice for a colleague, thank a team member, volunteer your time
  • Keep Learning – take on a new responsibility at work, engage with training
  • Take notice - remark on the unusual, notice changes, savour the moment

Mind (the mental health charity) talk more about this here.

The NHS provides further insight including some really good do’s and don’ts.

Find more suggestions on how to practice the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

We have created a leaflet to remind people about the Five Ways To Wellbeing and to let them know about some of the local and national sources of support available. You could email the leaflet round to your staff; include a link in your newsletter; or print out a copy and put it in your staff room.

Page updated: 25/11/2020 Page updated by: Communications

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