Help and Support with Workplace Health
We've compiled some useful resources for help and support for workplace health for employees in the section below.
Mental Health and Stress
How great would it be if your workplace was one of the best in the world for taking care of mental wellbeing?
Around one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives. Our training will undo misconceptions about mental health and begin to reduce rising stress, anxiety and depression - making your workplace a healthier place to be and strive in.
Suffolk Mind can work with you on a one-to-one consultancy basis and also offer training programmes.
Contact Suffolk Mind on 0300 111 6000
Time to Change are a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health.
Our aims are to:
- Improve public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems.
- Reduce the amount of discrimination that people with mental health problems report in their personal relationships, their social lives and at work.
- Make sure even more people with mental health problems can take action to challenge stigma and discrimination in their communities, in workplaces, in schools and online.
- Create a sustainable campaign that will continue long into the future.
Our voice is stronger and louder thanks to funding by the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund. Our campaign is run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and thousands more organisations have joined us to make change happen.
If you're looking for individual advice, information or support for you or someone else, unfortunately Time to Change can't provide that but there are lots of people who can - visit our Mental health help and support services page for a list of numbers to call.
Contact Time to Change via phone 020 8215 2356
Sexual Harassment at Work
What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature which:
- Violates your dignity
- Makes you feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated
- Creates a hostile or offensive environment
You don't need to have previously objected to someone's behaviour for it to be considered unwanted.
If you're being harassed at work
Sexual harassment can include:
- Sexual comments or jokes
- Physical behaviour, including unwelcome sexual advances, touching and various forms of sexual assault
- Displaying pictures, photos or drawings of a sexual nature
- Sending emails with a sexual content
If you're being sexually harassed by someone you work with, you should:
- Tell your manager - put it in writing and keep a copy of the letter or email
- Talk to your HR team or trade union - they'll be able to give you advice
- Collect evidence - keep a diary recording all of the times you've been harassed
If your colleague doesn't stop harassing you, you could raise a formal grievance (complaint). All employers must have a grievance process - ask your manager or HR team.
You could make a claim at an employment tribunal if you can't solve your problem using the grievance procedure.
Practical Help and Advice for Employees
Your employer has a 'Duty of Care' to provide a safe and stress-free place of work for all employees.
Unfortunately workplace bullying and anti social behaviour resulting in stress is a fact of life for too many workers in the UK. Unlike their playground equivalents work place bullies and their supporters tend not to use physical abuse. Instead they resort to long term psychological intimidation which can be just as devastating for the person on the receiving end.
The National Bullying Helpline is committed to provide FREE practical advice and guidance, on a confidential basis, relating to any concern or dispute in the workplace. Our advisers are CIPD trained and have specialist skills in conflict resolution.
If you believe you are being bullied or harassed at work by a colleague or management we can help. You may have been Suspended, Dismissed or Disciplined or left feeling you have been treated unfairly. Click here to find ideas, solutions and strategies to ease your work-related stress and help you though the situation. Hopefully this will lead to a solution to your problem.