A guide for workers in the emergency services to help them deal with a mental health problems or support colleagues. It could also be useful to UNISON reps outside police and ambulance services.
General secretary Dave Prentis visits branch to see first hand the practical help and support provided to members
Responding to the report of the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The provision of mental health services in this country is in a dire state. “It is hard to imagine how much worse things can get when children are being sent far away from their families because of […]
Staff are burnt out and ‘leaving in droves‘ UNISON health delegates are told
Conference discussed the importance of supporting and recruiting disabled staff and of supporting staff with mental health problems
Conference pledges action to tackle growing problem of mental health issues for local government workers facing pressures driven by austerity, cuts and growing demand for the services they provide
New training will help further pioneering work on mental health in the workplace
Disabled members speak out about the importance of mental health care and the role that mental health first aid can play
This comprehensive (56 page) practical guide is designed for branches to dip in and out of when bargaining on mental health issues.
This short guide is designed to help branches initiate discussions with employers about prioritising the mental health of staff. It is based on the “Thriving at work” Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health in the workplace. Suggestions explore a number of methods that reflect joint working approaches and creative ways to encourage discussions.