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Health and Safety: Mental Health

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL15194, tabled on 21 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of working environments on the mental health of employees.

Answered on

27 April 2021

The Government is working with business and other stakeholders to share sources of mental health and wellbeing support with employers. In particular, we are supporting 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 Toolkits that promote staff wellbeing, offer guidance to support employees working from home and advise on change management.

In addition to this, the Department (DWP) is also leading some new work with other government 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.