Publications and commentary about the importance of good physical and mental health at work and how employers, managers and workers can support it.
Research and discussion papers
The road to enlightenment: work and mental health in the pandemic
How coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting our mental wellbeing and the challenge for UK workplaces.
Acas discussion paper, 4 February 2021
Work adjustments for mental health: a review of the evidence and guidance
Review of workplace adjustments to help employees with mental health conditions.
Independent research, 12 June 2020
Stress and anxiety at work: personal or cultural?
Findings of YouGov Health at work survey 2019 asking employees about their mental wellbeing at work.
Acas discussion paper, 1 May 2019
Parity and integration? The new challenge for mental health at work
Review of progress made by employers to achieve parity in protecting employees' mental and physical health.
Acas discussion paper, 1 July 2018
Management of mental health at work
Insights and good practice in mental health management in a range of workplaces.
Independent research,1 November 2016
Blogs and articles
Breaking the menopause taboo for better engagement – Acas for Engage For Success
Simone Cheng discusses practical steps to break the stigma of the menopause at work.
Acas article, 22 October 2021
Normalising the menopause
We look at how to help get people talking about the menopause at work and help remove the stigma.
Acas blog, 18 October 2021
Blood cancer and your employment rights – Acas for Blood Cancer UK
Ben Goodall explains how employees with blood cancer are protected by law, and how to handle discussions with employers.
Acas article, 11 October 2021
The runaway issue that mustn’t get away from us – Acas for Government Business
Acas policy adviser Adrian Wakeling discusses whether business as usual will dominate the workplace agenda as restrictions ease.
Acas article, 1 May 2021
The power of the small
Acas head of mental health Francoise Woolley on how focusing on the little things can lead to major cultural change at work.
Acas blog, 4 February 2021
Mental health ‘enlightenment’ a pandemic silver lining – Acas in Personnel Today
Adrian Wakeling showcases new Acas paper on building employee resilience and responding to wellbeing challenges.
Acas article, 4 February 2021
Why building resilience should be a priority in 2021 – Acas in Personnel Today
Francoise Woolley looks at coping strategies for managers and how showing vulnerability can help us all feel better.
Acas article, 12 January 2021
It's time to talk about loneliness
Acas policy adviser Simone Cheng discusses loneliness and its impact on health and wellbeing.
Acas blog, 1 December 2020
Domestic abuse: a workplace issue – Acas for the CBI
Acas policy adviser Simone Cheng on supporting staff at increased risk of domestic abuse during the pandemic.
Acas article, 27 November 2020
The story of mental health – Acas in Health Europa Quarterly
Acas senior policy adviser Adrian Wakeling explores mental health in the workplace.
Acas article, 2 November 2020
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