Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, has launched a new Mental Health at Work programme. The new online gateway was launched on the 11th of September 2018 to help companies improve staff wellbeing, as new research reveals almost half of Brits have experienced mental health problems at work.
Mental Health Resources for Employers and Employees
The Mental Health at Work website has been developed by Prince William and MIND, with support from The Royal Foundation, Heads Together and 11 other organisations.
It brings together information, advice, resources and training that employers can use to improve wellbeing and give employees the mental health support they need.
Speaking at the launch, Prince William said: “If we’re going to improve the mental health of our nation, we need to improve things at work. People spend more time at work than almost anywhere else, yet research shows that it’s also the place where we are least comfortable talking about mental health.
“We need to tackle two big problems. We need to stop people feeling as if they need to hide and we need to make sure that anyone with any responsibility for others at work knows what to do.
“It just takes one person to change the way a company thinks about mental health. Sadly, we know that too many businesses simply don’t know where to turn. They want to help, but sometimes they don’t know how.
“I’m delighted that the Royal Foundation have supported Mind to create such a valuable tool. If you are a business owner, a team leader, a line manager, you work in HR or just believe in supporting the wellbeing of your colleagues, Mental Health at Work can help.”
Mental Health at Work Research Statistics
The website is being launched as a new survey from Mind reveals that almost half (48%) of all people say they have experienced a mental health problem in their current job.