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Workplace mental health

One in six people who work will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Work is often the biggest cause of stress. Promoting positive workplace mental health and wellbeing and supporting employees who are experiencing mental ill health is therefore really important.

The links below provide access to support that’s available for both employers and employees alike. Please let us know if there are other sources of information and support that we could include on this page.

Time To Change

Time to Change is a growing movement of people changing how we think and feel about mental health problems. The website includes workplace mental health initiatives and ideas on how we can commit to changing the way we think and act about mental health at work.


Maximus provide a number of programmes and services that can support your mental health wellbeing and that of your colleagues. They also deliver the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service.

Somerset Healthy Workplaces

Free advice, information and ideas to employers and employees about a wide range of workplace health and wellbeing topics, provided by the Somerset Public Health Team from Somerset Council. Including information on stress management, sickness absence, as well as a range of other health issues that can impact on mental wellbeing.


Whether you’re an employee worried about your own or a colleague’s mental health, a company looking for a charity partner, or an HR professional interested in improving mental wellbeing in your organisation – MIND can help.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust supports employers and line managers to tackle the stigma relating to mental ill health and create a healthy working environment, so that employees can perform at their best level.

The Calm Zone

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Support is available for individuals, those worried about someone they know who may be suicidal and those needing support after suicide, on the phone and using webchat.

Men’s Health Forum

The Men’s Health Forum has produced a ‘Beat Stress, Feel Better’ booklet, which tackles the still taboo topic of male mental health – looking at the causes of stress, how it affects us and what we can do about it.

Healthy Somerset

This website allows people to identify local care and services that can help them to choose the right care and support, including for mental health issues.

WHY – We Hear You

We Hear You provides emotional support to people touched by cancer or other life threatening illness, whether patients, families, friends or carers. To find out more and to be seen at WHY contact the We Hear You office  – phone 01373 455255 or email.

Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

ACAS Mental Health in the Workplace 

The ACAS website shares information on mental health in the workplace, stress and anxiety in the workplace and managing staff experiencing mental ill health.

5 March 2018
Last Updated
14 April 2023