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Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index recognises GP practices that are proactively supporting staff mental health

by in GP Practice Management, Mental Health

Mind - LogoA recent poll by mental health charity Mind found almost 90 per cent of primary care staff experience workplace stress, compared with 56 per cent of the general workforce. *

When primary care professionals are well and supported, they can provide the best care for their patients. Too much pressure and other demands in the workplace cause stress, which can lead us to become unwell, both physically and mentally.

We all need to look after our mental health, including primary care professionals within GP Practices.

The success of your organisation depends on having healthy and productive employees – valued and supported staff are far more likely to perform better and achieve peak performance for your business.

As the leading mental health charity with 70 years’ expertise, Mind has been at the forefront of workplace mental health, engaging with a range of employers to help improve their approaches.

This September, we launch our first Workplace Wellbeing Index, enabling employers to celebrate the good work they’re doing to promote staff mental wellbeing and get the support they need to be able to help do this even better. The Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice and ranks employers on how effectively they are addressing staff mental wellbeing.

Mind’s Index robustly assesses where the gaps lie between an organisation’s approach and staff perceptions, as well as recognising the employers who are best supporting mental health. Depending on the participation level an organisation choses, Mind can offer detailed analysis to enable your organisation to increase employee wellbeing and deliver business benefits. Interested GP practices have until the end of September to join the forward-thinking organisations already starting their journey towards better workplace wellbeing. Please register your interest or contact the Index team to learn more, index@mind.org.uk.

Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, said:

“In the last few years, Mind has seen employers make great strides when it comes to tackling stress and supporting the mental wellbeing of their staff, including those with a diagnosed mental health problem. We are keen to recognise those forward-thinking employers who are working hard to promote good mental health and wellbeing among their workforce. We also want to promote existing good practice and work with organisations to encourage and support them to go even further. Our Workplace Wellbeing Index will be a great way for us to do this.”

How it works
From September to December, organisations participating in the Index will complete an employer survey to demonstrate the policies and procedures they have in place to support mental health in the workplace. The employer survey will enable Mind to measure staff perceptions against employer workplace mental health initiatives, and from this information Mind will provide your organisation with a gaps analysis. Employees will also complete a survey to give a clearer picture of how this plays out in their day to day roles in the organisation.

Sign up

There’s never been a better time to sign up. We’ve extended our formal sign up deadline to the end of September and are offering a special discount for GP practices.

  Small Organisation*

(less than 250 staff)

GP practice group discount Total
Level 1 £1000 10% £900
Level 2 £2000 15% £1700
Level 3 *Bespoke
*Level 3 pricing will be determined based on needs analysis of employer. All prices displayed exclude VAT at 20% which will be added to your invoice.

*Please contact Mind to enquire about pricing for medium and large employers.

For further details about the key services, process and timings, please view Mind’s online booklet here.

To sign up, complete this online form. Once this form has been submitted, a member of staff from Mind will schedule a call to prepare your organisation and discuss next steps.

Become a trailblazer in your sector by taking part in their first year. Putting mental health front and centre of your organisational agenda will benefit your bottom line, but most importantly, it’s the right thing to do for your employees.

*Mind Research

Attachments:

The participation process

Workplace Wellbeing Index brochure

 

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