Support and training - Supporting mental health at work

Support and training

You can get specialist mental health advice and support from:

If you need to talk to someone, you can contact:

Mental health support at work

Some organisations offer counselling for employees. It'll usually be through a scheme known as an employee assistance programme (EAP).

If you're a member of a trade union, you can also get help and information on mental health from them.

A Wellness Action Plan from Mind can help employers and employees put steps in place to support mental health at work. 

Find out more about supporting mental health from other organisations:

If you have poor mental health or a disability, you can also get support from Access to Work.

Support for employers

Employers and managers can get government guidance on supporting their employees' health and disabilities.

Find support with employee health and disability on GOV.UK

Helping someone else

Supporting others with poor mental health can be a challenge. Make sure you look after your own wellbeing.

Find out more about helping someone else from Mind

Training and tailored support for employers

Acas offers tailored support for employers on mental health and wellbeing.

Our practical mental health training course can help managers:

  • recognise the signs and symptoms of poor mental health
  • have conversations about mental health with more confidence
  • identify and address issues earlier
  • support employee wellbeing, both remotely and in the workplace

Book a mental health training course, or arrange training tailored for your workplace.

Acas also offers a free online training on mental health awareness for employers.

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