Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust (The)

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H7. Mental Health and Wellbeing

Committed since:

29 July, 2013

Delivery plan:

Submitted: 29 July, 2013

We will continue to promote mental health awareness via wellbeing events, newsletters etc.

Training on supporting staff with mental health conditions is provided to managers. This is supplemented with a managers guide. We will continue to promote the guide to managers e.g. via our intranet wellbeing pages ‘managers’ resource section, the Managing Attendance Workshops, Divisions’ sickness review groups.

We continue with our commitment to Mindful Employer ® and remain a signatory.

We make workplace adjustments for employees to enable them to remain at work or return to work following absence – seeking advice from Occupational Health and relevant external organisations e.g. Access to Work.

We will revise the Managing Stress at Work Policy including the stress identification tool.
Stress audits are undertaken regularly within departments and a departmental action plan is then developed and implemented.

A Stress indicator tool is completed on individual basis for employees who are experiencing stress. This then forms the basis of a conversation with their manager and an action plan is completed.

Information on managing stress is provided to employees via the staff intranet.

We provide counselling and CBT via Occupational Heath and a CARE confidential listening service.

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