Resources

A range of resources, links and example templates to support the range of healthy workplace topics.

Creating a Healthy Workplace

Healthy Workplace Wellbeing Snapshot
Workplace health needs assessment

Department of Health
Department for Work & Pensions 
European Network for Workplace Health 
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 
Health at work 
Happiness at Work
Workplace Wellbeing Charter
Union Learn

Health and Safety

Health & Safety Executive
Health & Safety Guidance
Asbestos
Equality Act 2010 Guidance

Recruitment, Retention and Return to Work

What is a FIT NOTE? Getting back to work and the new Fit Note. The new Fit Note (which replaces the sick note) has been designed to help people to return to work more smoothly.
Download the CIPD 'Menopause guide for Managers' here
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Mental Wellbeing and Stress Reduction

A - Z mental health – MIND
Free Resilience Tool
The i-resilience report and online resources are the first set of integrated resilience tools available that are completely free to use, both for you and your entire organisation. Using the validated personality questionnaire and based on the responses, the i-resilience report reveals which of the four key components users naturally draw on for resilience - confidence, adaptability, purposefulness and the need for social support. 
International Stress Management Association
National Stress Awareness Day is an annual event held on the first Wednesday in November each year. ISMA privides a number of downloadable support materials:
Facts about stress
How to identify stress
The 60 second tranquiliser
Top 10 stress busting tips
How to make mental health services work for men
Practical Financial Skills to Manage Money


Workplace Mental Health Resources for OH and Line Managers


Time to Change: Campaign targeting discrimination against people with mental health problems and improving public attitudes
Mindful Employer: An employer-led initiative that aims to increase the awareness of mental health at work
HSE Standards for Work-Related Stress
MIND - Getting ahead: Why Mental Health at Work Matters
Suicide in the workplace postvention pack -a helpful toolkit to support all employees
MHFA Line Managers Resource
A Whole Organisation Approach to Mental Health
Suicide Prevention Toolkit
Suicide Postvention Toolkit
Mates in Mind Building Cultures of Prevention Resource Pack

Mind
MindEd
Relate
Samaritans
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Stress Management Society
UK National Stress Network

You can find a large range of resources on the Mental Health Foundation website to help you run a campaign within your workplace - from posters to booklets to social media graphics. There are also some fantastic publications including ‘How to support good mental health at work’, ‘how to manage and reduce stress’, and ‘how to sleep better’.

Mental Health at Work:
Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important. Mental Health at Work is here to help you find the information and resources you need.

Mental Health for Small Workplaces toolkit:
We know that there are unique challenges, as well as unique opportunities, that come with working in smaller businesses. Mental Health at Work have put together a collection of resources designed to help, focused on Mind’s new, free and quick eLearning.

How to beat stress and keep the mind healthy:
The British Safety Council has launched a series of wellbeing videos containing exercises and advice to help workers beat stress and maintain good mental health.

Mates in Mind:
Mates in Mind aims to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health and improve positive mental wellbeing in construction and related industries across the UK.

Construction Industry Helpline:
The statistics are grim, two construction workers take their own life every single working day and stress, anxiety and depression currently accounts for a fifth of all work-related illness.
This free mental health app will provide vital information, advice and guidance on many wellbeing topics including stress, anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts.

Musculoskeletal Health

Back Pain Management and Prevention Policy
Exercises at your Desk
A basic workout that allows you to stretch the body parts that suffer most from sitting down at a desk all day including your arms, wrists and back. There are also some basic strength exercises you can do either sitting at your desk or standing up. 
More exercises include:
Exercises for the shoulder
Exercises for the lower back
Exercises for the wrist
A video on how to stretch and strengthen your lower back whilst at work
When good backs go bad
The role of Physiotherapy
Musculoskeletal Health Toolkit for Employers
MSK Self-assessment toolkit which is a supporting document to the suite of toolkits, so that businesses can audit the progress being made in implementing the measures set out in the toolkits.
Productive Healthy Ageing and MSK

BackCare
Health & Safety Executive
Fitback

Smoking, Substance and Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol Health Network Free Resources

QUIT
Action on Smoking & Health
Smoke Free England
Cornwall Stop Smoking Service
Drink Aware
Alcohol Change
Alcoholics Anonymous
FRANK
One You
British Liver Trust
CIPD Guidance for managing drug and alcohol misuse at work

Physical Activity

Working with a range of partners we have secured a 'Wellbeing and Physical Activity' for all organisations who join and work towards the Healthy Workplace Award. The offer is in the form of a 'menu' of opportunities and ideas, to encourage employees to become more physically active. Contact healthy.workplace@cornwall.gov.uk for more information. 

Find opportunities and activities to become more active in Cornwall from our physical activity area.

Step Jockey - Rate you stairs for calorie burn
Walking Works
Get Active Cornwall
Active Cornwall
Sport England
Cycle to Work Scheme Alliance
Cornwall Active Travel
Cornwall Car Share Scheme
Sustrans
Travel to Work Grant

Healthy Eating and Healthy Weight

Cornwall Healthy Weight
Physical activity, healthy eating and healthier weight toolkit aimed at employers which consolidates the best evidence, employer practice and aligned with the best freely available resources.

Food Standards Agency
British Dietetic Association
Change for Life
National Obesity Society

Choosing Well

Macmillan - Work & Cancer
The Cancer in the Workplace information aims to help employees, managers, occupational health and human resources professionals handle issues around cancer and work. 
Be clear on cancer
Cancer Research UK
Skcin Skin Cancer detection & early prevention
Cancer Awareness
Macmillan Cancer At Work Pack

Occupational Health Adviceline for Small Business
Fit For Work Advice Line - 0800 032 6235

Know Your Menopause
Menopause guide for Managers
Menopause at Work toolkit

CIPD: A guide to becoming a carer-friendly workplace

Health At Work
British Heart Foundation
Men's Health Forum
Women's Health Concern

NHS Choices - Your Health, Your Choices 
Real Baby Milk
Stroke Association
UV Buddy - Ultra Violet Awareness Accessories 
Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool

Micro Business Resources

Federation of Small Businesses: Small Business, Big Heart: Bringing Communities Together
Federation of Small Businesses: Mental Health Guide
Federation of Small Businesses: Wellbeing in Small Business
Five Ways to Wellbeing in the Workplace
Mental Health at Work
Mental Health for Small Workplaces elearning
Mind: Guide for Small Businesses
What Works Wellbeing: Wellbeing in Small Businesse