Employers play a vital role in supporting the mental health of their workforce, by prioritising mental health and promoting a positive wellbeing culture. The CBI brought businesses together through our Supporting Mental Health Challenge Group, to share best practice and resources, and to raise awareness of existing campaigns. Through the group, we have:
Expore the CBI’s guidance and resources
Our guidance is developed with business, for business:
Take a look at the wealth of existing guidance
Our Supporting Mental Health Challenge Group highlighted these resources as the ones helping them to support their employees during the crisis:
Contribute your own resources to help other firms
Firms can donate any information, guidance, or content they have produced to add to the Mental Health at Work hub.
Join the CBI’s People & Skills Networks
These are forums for peer-to-peer sharing and consider the key HR challenges and opportunities affecting UK businesses, including political and legal developments as well as workplace trends. Topics include diversity and inclusion, immigration, skills, and current labour market trends.
The CBI is calling on businesses to make diversity and inclusion a priority across all areas of the organisation, creating an environment where everyone has the chance to succeed, prosper, and feel welcome.
Supporting mental health was part of a wider initiative to bring businesses together to address the social and economic challenges presented by coronavirus. You may also like to read more about our redeploying people challenge - which helped businesses redeploy staff from low to high demand sectors - and our helping families in hardship challenge – which looked at support initiatives that help vulnerable groups.