Resources for promoting positive mental health
QMUL are committed to promoting positive mental health in the workplace. There are a range of organisations and programmes to help staff manage mental health in the workplace:
Workplace Options: Your employee assistance programme is a free, confidential and independent resource to help you balance your work, family and personal life. Available anytime, any day, by phone, email or online, the service provides information, resources, referrals and counselling on any issue that matters to you, such as work-life balance, relationships, debt, child care, anxiety and depression, bereavement and loss.
Freephone: 0800 243 458 (username and password not required)
Website: www.workplaceoptions.co.uk - (username queenmary and password employee is required).
Access to work that can provide advice and an assessment of workplace needs if you have a disability or a long-term health condition, and are already in work or about to start. Grants may be available to help cover the cost of workplace adaptations to enable you to carry out your job without being at a disadvantage. For more information, go to www.gov.uk/access-to-work.
Fit for work can provide support if you are in work and/or if you're off sick from work. If you have been (or are likely to be) off work for four weeks or more, you can also be referred to an occupational health professional. For more information, go to www.fitforwork.org/employee.
Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) / Wellbeing Services exist in all localities but there's not a single point of access. You should check with your GP surgery to see if this may be available near you.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Their helpline and website provide information and support to empower anyone experiencing mental ill health and general advice on mental health-related law. For more information, go to www.mind.org.uk or call 0300 123 3393.
NHS choices has a website that offers information and practical advice for anyone experiencing mental ill health. For more information, go to www.nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth.
Remploy offers a free and confidential Workplace Mental Health Support Service if you are absent from work or finding work difficult because of a mental health condition. It aims to help people remain in (or return to) their role. For more information, go to www.remploy.co.uk or call 0300 4568114.
Rethink Mental Illness is the largest national voluntary sector provider of mental health services, offering support groups, advice and information on mental health problems. For more information, go to www.rethink.org or call 0300 5000 927.
Trade unions - if you are a trade union member, you can seek help and guidance from your trade union representative.
A guide for staff, supporting students in urgent situations http://www.dds.qmul.ac.uk/media/disability-and-dyslexia-service-/documents/Pub9975-Student-in-Distress_v1_1.pdf
Queen Mary - Zero Tolerance https://www.qmul.ac.uk/zerotolerance/
Looking after yourself after a traumatic event [PDF 456KB] - have you experienced or witnessed a traumatic event? Read this leaflet to see what you can do to help look after yourself and others following a traumatic event.