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.
- Local training
- Local wellbeing support
- Promoting the Five Ways to Wellbeing within the workplace
- Working from home
- Supporting staff that may be more vulnerable or more at risk
- Employee Assistance Programmes
- Embedding wellbeing support within your organisation
- How is your workforce responding to Covid-19?
Gloucestershire County Council has developed training resources for professionals and volunteers that includes:
- Mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak – accessible to all, which gives an overview of what mental wellbeing is and how it is likely to be affected during the Coronavirus pandemic
- Remote Psychological First Aid – accessible to all but is particularly relevant to NHS and social welfare staff, first responders and co-ordinators of community-led initiatives providing supportive, practical assistance to those people who have been exposed to serious stressors
- A conversation guide (or “script”) for supporting people through emotional distress to help those who may be contacting vulnerable people or people in states of emotional distress. It includes guidance on wording, appropriate questions to ask, how to phase your questions, things to be aware of when speaking with someone, the types of support that can be put in place and signposting information
- Suicide Prevention Training online is also available locally through the Zero Suicide Alliance
- Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire offers a Mental Health First Aid half-day course that is funded training for charities and public sector organisations. To find out more, please phone 0800 1223788