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Nine practical tools to support mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Currently, one in six working Carers give up work or reduce their hours due to their caring role, and many others affected by poor wellbeing and stress. With many working Carers aged 45 – 64 years old, these are likely to be your most senior and skilled staff.

Forward Carers is committed to creating carer friendly communities and helping employers to adopt carer friendly practices. Juggling work and caring responsibilities can be overwhelming and can affect a carer’s mental health. Another way employers can support working carers is by monitoring their employees mental health and wellbeing and RightTrack Learning has created a toolkit to help managers do just that.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing toolkit was created by RightTrack Learning in collaboration with Mental Health Aware UK. The toolkit includes nine practical activities designed to start important conversations in the workplace around mental health and wellbeing.

Each tool, which can be used as self-reflection activities, conversation starters or mini training sessions by managers, team leaders or anyone else designated to support others, consist of simple, step-by-step instructions so they can be used face-to-face or remotely.

Claudia Cooney, Lead Director at RightTrack Learning said “Looking after yourself isn’t selfish, it’s a necessity. If you are mentally and physically strong, you can be the best version of yourself which is what your employer, your family, friends, and hopefully yourself want and need.  

“There are some really unhelpful stereotypes and taboos out there surrounding mental health and wellbeing. And because of the way our brains work, we can be more influenced by them than we think. Our toolkit aims to overcome and remove these barriers, as well as providing a basis for team activities.”

To download the Mental Health and Wellbeing toolkit, click here: https://righttracklearning.com/wellbeing-download-toolkit/