If you are an Employee, find out below how you can get involved.
Dear [FIRST NAME] [SURNAME] MP
The sustainability of our economy depends partly on improving how we approach mental health in the workplace. Annually, mental ill health costs employers up to £42 billion, and the UK economy up to £99 billion, as over 300,000 people fall out of work every year due to mental ill health.
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As my elected MP please will you confirm your commitment to workplace wellbeing this mental health awareness week?
Treating mental and physical health equally in the workplace is key to strengthening our workforce. Too many of us don’t feel we can discuss common mental health issues with colleagues. We must stamp out the stigma to ensure it’s as normal to talk about our mental as physical health when we’re at work. I am asking you as my MP to to sign the “Where’s Your Head At?” Workplace Manifesto by visiting Insert Link to MP sign up button or WYHA link
Could you also use your influence to approach 5 employers in your constituency to urge them to sign the Workplace Manifesto and to make the same commitment as you to the mental health and wellbeing of all their employees.
Please show your support through your social channels with the following posts:
Social post 1: I’ve signed the #wheresyourheadat Workplace Manifesto because it’s vital we work together to stamp out the stigma so we can all talk about #mentalhealth in the #workplace. Show your support by visiting wheresyourheadat.org
Social post 2: Employers, mental health charities, MPs and the public are joining together this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek to stamp out the stigma of #mentalhealth by signing the #wheresyourheadat Workplace Manifesto. Join me, sign up and support this campaign at wheresyourheadat.org
Please join us in calling on Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to commit to updating the Health and Safety At Work Act to ensure that businesses have the same obligation to provide mental health first aiders as they do physical first aiders.Visit Petition Page