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Employment: Mental Health Services

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL12255, tabled on 18 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage more businesses to provide mental health support to all employees.

Answered on

27 January 2021

The Government continues to work with business and other stakeholders to share sources of mental health and wellbeing support with employers. We also support the work of the business-led ‘Thriving at Work’ Leadership Council, which encourages employers to sign up to key mental health commitments and promotes the use of the Mental Health at Work online gateway developed by Mind. This hosts over 400 resources to inform and advise employers on managing mental health in the workplace. This includes Coronavirus Toolkits that promote staff wellbeing, offer guidance to support employees working from home and advise on change management.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is also leading work with other departments and arms-length bodies, including ACAS and the Health and Safety Executive, to improve and join up Government’s wider information and advice support for the management of health in the workplace.

DWP’s Access to Work programme provides support in the workplace, including for employees with mental health conditions. The Disability Confident initiative works to improve employer understanding of health and disability issues.