Implementing a mental health and well-being strategy
Produced in partnership with Richard Martin of Byrne Dean
Implementing a mental health and well-being strategy

The following In-house Advisor practice note Produced in partnership with Richard Martin of Byrne Dean provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Implementing a mental health and well-being strategy
  • What do you want the well-being strategy to achieve?
  • What's the gap
  • Establish a plan
  • Communication
  • Be a role model
  • Review and regroup

Before creating and implementing a well-being strategy you need to:

  1. have thought about why you need to focus on the mental health and well-being of your team/organisation. See Practice Note: The importance of a mental health and well-being strategy for your team

  2. have a sense of what we mean by that mental health and well-being. See Practice Note: Understanding mental health and well-being

  3. have a sense of how to taking care of yourself and your team’s well-being. See Practice Note: How to look after your personal well-being

  4. consider what resources are available to you. See Practice Note: Developing a mental health and well-being strategy

  5. if necessary, build a business case. See Practice Note: Resources and approaches to promote well-being

What do you want the well-being strategy to achieve?

A strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim, which begs the question what is your long term or overall aim. This has to be owned by you and the organisation. You may have got a sense of it through the earlier stages and you may be informed by the organisation’s values. So you need to develop this but as a suggestion it might include the following:

  1. people are more aware of their own state of mental health and more able to take care of it

  2. greater permission for people to

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