The Department for Health and Social Care has published a discussion paper and call for evidence on improving mental health and wellbeing, which includes the development of a ten-year plan to reduce the prevalence, incidence and recurrence of mental ill-health.
The discussion paper suggests employers should be compassionate – protecting and promoting positive mental wellbeing in the workplace by understanding and meeting employees’ physical and mental needs. The paper identifies both the need for a clear role for employers to prevent the onset of mental health conditions and mental ill-health, and a wider implementation of workplace interventions to support mental health.
Key Action Points for Human Resources and In-house Counsel
Responses to the consultation will be collected through an online survey until 5 July 2022.