10th October 2017 marks the 25th annual World Mental Health Day. This year it's all about mental health at work.
Each year we support this important awareness day, founded by World Federation for Mental Health to join people together across the world to campaign for change around mental health.
This year's theme couldn't come a moment too soon - mental health issues such as stress, depression and anxiety are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Employers are increasingly recognising mental health as a vital part of a healthy, productive working environment.
So this World Mental Health Day, we’re encouraging organisations to take a look at their wellbeing strategy and take steps to improve the mental health of their workplace. To guide you in this process, we have put together a Workplace Wellbeing strategic toolkit which you can access below. We also want you to share the work you are doing within your organisation to mark World Mental Health Day and create a healthier workplace that's sustainable all year round.
Filled with tips, links and downloadable resources to help guide your business through creating a whole organisation approach to mental health. Click to download the PDF toolkit, then click on the links within to access the different elements and resources.
Share what you are doing to mark World Mental Health Day 2017 in your workplace by adding it to the map. To add your activity, click the plus sign in the top right corner of the map, fill in the details of your activity, upload an image if you like, then click 'Submit'.