This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. SOM hosted a webinar with over 150 participants, chaired by Emma Codd from Deloitte, with leaders in the field:
- Richard Curtis, Mental Health Tick
- Xenia Koumi, City of London Corporation and Matt Creamer, Greater London Authority
- Louise Aston, Business in the Community
- Manuel Ramos, Public Health England
- Andrew Berrie, Mind
- Christian van Stolk, RAND
- Sarah McIntosh, Director of Delivery, MHFA
The recording is here.
Resources mentioned at the webinar include:
- COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance: Spotlights (GOV.UK)
- Local Healthy Workplace Accreditation Guidance (publishing.service.gov.uk)
- SOM guidance on mental health for small business owners and team leaders
- The Responsible Business Tracker® - Business in the Community (bitc.org.uk)
- BITC Mental health toolkit for employers (bitc.org.uk)
- Providing Support to the 'Britain's Healthiest Workplace' Competition (rand.org)
Richard spoke about The Mental Health Tick - a visual kitemark that an organisation is taking positive action on mental health and unlike commitments and pledges requires self-assessment to evidence the impact. Accreditation criteria is based on evidence, research, or guidance from Acas, the HSE, Health and Safety Executive, the Mental Health Foundation, and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. The requirements are differentiated according to the size of the organisation and is particularly suitable for employers who committed to a local or national mental health pledge and now want recognition for the impact they have had. The application process is based on a self-assessment submission against the criteria, both of which are available on the “Tick’s” website. There is a SOM member discount - 30% off initial assessment for SMEs with less than 500 staff; 20% off initial assessment for larger organisations. The application form and self-assessment can be downloaded here.
Sign up to SOM's Consensus Statement on Mental Health in the Workplace here.
SOM partner, ORCHA, has produced a blog and report on Digital for Mental Health Recovery Action Plans. It includes information about search volumes across mental health app categories, how many mental health apps meet quality thresholds, examples of quality apps and the context of mental health recovery action plans. Access it here. ORCHA is running a free webinar on Wed 12th May from 1-2pm to discuss the report in depth. Register here. Find out more about SOM's partnership with ORCHA here.