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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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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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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Voluntary Reporting On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing: A Framework To Support Employers To Report Voluntarily On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing In The Workplace

Department for Work and Pensions, November 2018

The government believes that transparency and reporting can support the cultural change required to build a more inclusive society. The voluntary reporting framework has been developed by the government in partnership with leading businesses and third sector organisations to support employers to voluntarily report information on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

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