Independent evaluation of the Think Ahead programme

Think Ahead, May 2019

The Think Ahead programme is a fast-track graduate scheme, offering graduates and career-changers a new route into mental health social work. This independent report contains an evaluation of the Think Ahead programme.  The findings of the report are mainly positive and the authors call for the programme to continue to be developed and supported.

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Health and well-being at work

CIPD, April 2019

This report shows the findings of the nineteenth annual CIPD survey which explores the trends and practices in workplace health.  The findings of the report show that employers are increasingly recognizing their critical role in improving the health of the workforce. But the survey highlights some cause for concern, including an increase in stress-related absence and a lack of support for managers, who are increasingly expected to take responsibility for their team’s well-being. The report recommends that organisations invest in more training and development for managers.

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Click here to view the public sector summary.

Workforce Stress and the Supportive Organisation – A framework for improvement through reflection, curiosity and change

Health Education England, April 2019

This framework, produced by Health Education England, aims to help health and social care employers improve the mental wellbeing of their employees.  The framework encourages employers to take a closer look at the systems they currently  have in place for managing staff wellbeing, to give greater consideration to the impact  workforce stress has on staff and to look at the role they can play in providing better support to staff who may need it.

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Training routes into the NHS – Infographic

NHS Employers, February 2019

This infographic shows the additional options that are available to complement traditional training and recruitment routes.This resource can help employers to identify and consider additional routes that can be used to:

  • support workforce challenges
  • recruit from the local community
  • build career pathways

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Mental Wellbeing Commission report

NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission, February 2019

This report sets out the findings of the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission.  The Commission aimed to discover and review evidence of good practice where the mental health and wellbeing of staff and learners in NHS organisations has been made an organisational priority. The Commission has examined successful interventions from around the country, to identify what has worked well and what could be adopted widely.

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Developing People – Improving Care

NHS Improvement, February 2019

This guidance provides an evidence-based national framework to guide action on improvement skill-building, leadership development and talent management for people in NHS-funded roles.

The framework focuses on helping NHS and social care staff to develop four critical capabilities:

  • systems leadership
  • established quality improvement methods
  • inclusive and compassionate leadership
  • talent management

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Health matters: health and work

Public Health England, January 2019

This guidance brings together in one place data, toolkits and evidence of what works in addressing and removing health-related barriers to gaining and retaining employment. It focuses on the actions that can be taken by employers in general, local authorities and the NHS workforce with regards to health and work.

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