Commissioned by Public Health England and prepared by RAND Europe, this research project set out to investigate the effectiveness of health and wellbeing programmes available to employers. The study identified 117 health and wellbeing programmes, reviewed the evidence base for each and graded them according to Nesta standards of evidence, which help determine confidence that an intervention is having a positive impact. 

Out of the 117 programmes studied, MHFA England training was among the top five identified as meeting the highest standards of evidence (Nesta level 3).

Whitmore M, Stewart K, Pollard J, van Belle J, Yang M, van Stolk C | Promising practices for health and wellbeing at work: A review of the evidence landscape | RAND Europe | August 2018