Review: Thriving at work: The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers

The independent review into workplace mental health, commissioned by the Prime Minister in January and led by Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer, has published its report on 26 October 2017.

The review, Thriving at work: The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers. looks at how employers can better support all employees including those with poor mental health or wellbeing remain in and thrive at work.

The reviewers are calling on all employers, regardless of size or industry, to adopt six ‘mental health core standards’ that lay the basic foundations for an approach to workplace mental health.

These cover:

  • mental health at work plans,
  • mental health awareness for employees,
  • line management responsibilities and
  • routine monitoring of staff mental health and wellbeing.

Large employers and the public sector are expected to go even further, demonstrating best practice through external reporting and designated leadership responsibility.

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