Mental health in the workplace

Supporting the wellbeing and mental health of your employees should always be a priority, and never more so than now, when we are all dealing with the uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. It can at times feel both emotionally and financially overwhelming, which is why understanding mental health and the support available could make a big difference to yourself and your employees. Our 'Mental health in the workplace’ guide, developed in collaboration with Mental Health UK, provides specific guidance on developing and promoting positive mental health, and how to make it work for businesses.

Mental Health UK has also developed some additional resources to help people with immediate challenges, such as adapting to home-working and boosting wellbeing during social distancing. 

Business in the Community have a wealth of experience in supporting businesses in moments of crisis and have developed a number of toolkits and factsheets to help businesses build resilience and take practical actions for themselves, their employees and their communities.

Mental health in the workplace PDF

Mental health in the workplace

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“I couldn’t sleep, had zero appetite and had no interest in anything going on around me.”

When Lloyds Bank colleague, Su, was struggling with anxiety and depression, support from her line manager and a range of other tools helped her cope. Read more about Su’s story and learn how you can provide support to your employees that may be in a similar situation.

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“At Lloyds Banking Group we consider mental health to be as important as physical health. We have created a supportive culture through a step-change in attitudes towards mental health. The lessons we have learned along the way can help any employer, of any size, to create the best environment for their employees’ mental health.”

António Horta-Osório
Group Chief Executive, Lloyds Banking Group

Our partnership with Mental Health UK

Bank of Scotland, alongside the rest of Lloyds Banking Group, aims to raise over £2 million per year for Mental Health UK to provide much needed support to the millions of people who are struggling with both their mental health and financial wellbeing. Working together enables us to make a huge difference supporting the 4 million people affected by both mental health and financial challenges in the UK.

Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK brings together four national mental health charities working across the UK to raise funds and awareness to help deliver support to those affected by poor mental health.

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Mind

Campaigning for better mental health, Mind offers dedicated support for employees and employers seeking to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

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Mental Health & Money Advice

Mental Health UK works to deliver information, advice and support to those affected by poor mental health, their loved ones, carers, colleagues and employers.

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