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Has your organisation created a health and wellbeing strategy where physical and mental health are integrated?
Other than preventing suicide, supporting recovery and social inclusion, eliminating stigma and discrimination, raising awareness and promoting mental health and wellbeing for yourself and others, WHY should we bother about Mental Health training?
Law and Policy: We have legal obligations ‘Duty of care’ to protect health, safety and welfare of employees that are covered in The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. We must assess risks from hazards at work, including work-related mental health issues
The Equality Act 2010 protects disabled people from unfair treatment, this includes many people with a mental health issue
Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 This removed legislative barriers to people with Mental Health Issues being company directors.
Other key legislation and strategic guidance relating to mental health.
The Five-Year Forward View for Mental Health (2016) – Strategic guidance by the Mental Health Taskforce, set up in 2015
Crisis Care Concordat (2014)
Health and Social Care Act (2012)
Preventing Suicide in England 2012
No health without Mental Health (2011)
Where can find out more and how other organisations have created a health and wellbeing strategy?
You can ask us. CIPD Members and very happy to conect you. We also recommend that you visit The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website, Britain's national regulator for workplace health and safety. You can also find regular updates from a range of sources on our main resources page, please follow the link below.
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