Downloadable and customisable documents relating to mental health.
Just to let you know... If you are an existing user before 18th September, you may notice the model documents have changed. This is to coincide with our website relaunch: we wanted to refresh the content too. Don't worry, these are not legally required changes so you can continue to use the previous version you have saved or downloaded. (We have kept the previous date as well to make it easy to reference.)
Mental health policy
Mental health anti-harassment and bullying policy
This policy outlines the organisation's approach to harassment and bullying relating to mental health and mental health conditions. It covers examples of harassment and bullying, and how to raise complaints about this issue.
Manager guidance on introducing a third-party Employee Assistance Programme
These guidance notes cover the aims of introducing an Employee Assistance Programme, the benefits of introducing a policy outlining the programme, and how to measure the effectiveness of the programme.
Form for return to work meeting following mental health absence
Use this form during a return to work meeting with an employee who has had a mental health related period of absence. The form includes space to record the dates of absence, the reason for this absence, recommendations from medical assessments, workplace adjustments and/or support, and whether the employee has any additional concerns.
Wellness action plan
Use this template wellness action plan to outline a plan for supporting an employee's poor mental health at work. The plan encourages discussion around the employee's common symptoms, and causes, of poor mental health and identification of the workplace factors which are affected by this. Workplace measures, support and steps to be taken by the employee can then be discussed and agreed, with the effectiveness of these to be reviewed at an agreed review date.
Letter to an employee who has resigned in the heat of the moment following poor mental health
For an employees who has resigned in the heat of the moment following a period of poor mental health, this letter asks them to arrange a meeting to confirm their intention and to discuss the workplace support which is available. The letter confirms that their resignation will be processed if the employee does not respond to this letter.
Letter to send to employees to introduce a new Employee Assistance Programme
Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) are health and wellbeing benefits that can provide employees with support when they are suffering from mental ill health. This letter can be used to communicate the introduction of a new EAP to your employees and confirm the specific service provided, when the EAP can be accessed and how to access this. The letter also confirms that the service is confidential and encourages employees to make use of the EAP.
Letter acknowledging a discrimination or harassment complaint relating to mental health
Use this letter to respond to an employee who has raised a complaint of discrimination or harassment relating to mental health. This letter confirms the process that will be followed now that the complaint has been raised.