These Working Well resources help workplaces prioritise mental health to ensure employees have improved wellbeing, greater morale and higher job satisfaction.

The Mental Health Foundation’s Working Well Guide and resources provide organisations with the tools to create a culture that enhances and protects people’s mental health. Good mental health leads to better engagement, reduced absenteeism and higher productivity, while improving people’s wellbeing, morale and job satisfaction.

The MHF developed a comprehensive guide to enhancing mental wellbeing in the workplace, the Working Well Guide. Workplaces told us they wanted the guide divided into more practical and accessible topics and resources to support them to act on the information. And that’s what we’ve done.

These resources including fact sheets, worksheets and slides support workplaces to improve wellbeing at individual, team and systems levels with a focus on creating psychologically safe, supportive and strong environments, and people. They allow organisations to identify and address potential psychosocial risks.

Practical, evidence-based information and engaging activities help workplaces and their people develop a shared understanding of mental health, identify opportunities to protect and enhance mental wellbeing, and take positive action.

For more MHF tools, programmes and campaigns to support people and workplaces to flourish, please visit our  Workplace Wellbeing page 


Quick links to resources

1. Creating positive environments for mental wellbeing – the what, why and how
2. Enhancing mental wellbeing – Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work
3. Minimising and managing workplace stress
4. Positive communication at work
5. Workplace bullying prevention  

Creating positive environments for mental wellbeing – the what, why & how

1 ZIP file containing full set of resources
2 Facilitator Guide
PowerPoint Slides
4 Fact sheet: Mental health and wellbeing definitions
5 Fact sheet: Understanding mental health and wellbeing
6 Fact sheet: The business case for wellbeing 
7 Fact sheet: How work impacts mental health 
8 Fact sheet: Positive work environments
9 Handout: Resources list
10 Handout: Evaluating success
11 Worksheet: Positive work environments matrix
12 Worksheet: Policy and processes matrix
13 Worksheet: Team discussions
14 Conversation cards
15 Fact sheet: Role play scenario
16 Worksheet: Workshop evaluations
17 Fact sheet: Reference list

 

Enhancing mental wellbeing – Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work                       

1 ZIP file containing full set of resources
2 Facilitator Guide
3 PowerPoint Slides
4 Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work Toolkit
5 Fact sheet: Mental health and wellbeing definitions
6 Fact sheet: Understanding mental health and wellbeing 
7 Fact sheet: The business case for wellbeing 
8 Fact sheet: How work impacts mental health
9 Handout: Resources list
10 Worksheet: Personal wellbeing plan 
11 Five Ways to Wellbeing set of pictures 
12 Worksheet: Five Ways action plan template 
13 Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work A3 sheets
14 Worksheet: Workshop evaluation
15 Fact sheet: Reference list

 

Minimising and managing workplace stress                                                        

1 ZIP file containing full set of resources
2 Introduction to using this resource
PowerPoint Slides: Minimising and managing workplace stress
4 Fact sheet: Stress in the workplace
5 Fact sheet: Understanding the stress response
6 Fact sheet: Reducing the impact of stress – The Three Rs
7 Worksheet: Tank on empty?
8 Worksheet: Refuelling the tank – fuel in, fuel out (Individual)
9 Worksheet: Workplace fuel consumption (Workplace)
10 Worksheet: Finding balance: Te Whare Tapa Whā (Individual)
11 Worksheet: Finding balance: Te Whare Tapa Whā (Workplace)
12 Worksheet: Identifying your challenges & practising balanced thinking
13 Worksheet: Acceptance and change
14 Worksheet: Working backwards to a solution
15 Worksheet: Switching on your relaxation response
16 Fact sheet: Getting help and advice
17 Fact sheet: Reference list

 

Positive communication at work                                                                            

1 ZIP file containing full set of resources
2 An introduction to using this resource
3 Fact sheet: Positive communication at work
4 Fact sheet: The business case for positive communication
5 Fact sheet: Avoiding a culture of silence – identifying barriers to positive communication
6 Fact sheet: Reframing failures as opportunities to learn
7 Fact sheet: Communicating so people feel safe to speak up
8 Fact sheet: Mana-enhancing communication – a framework
9 Fact sheet: Positive, open, two-way communication – tips for managers
10 Worksheet: Skills for positive communication
11 Fact Sheet: Bibliography

 

Workplace bullying prevention                                                                               

1 ZIP file containing full set of resources
2 An introduction to using this resource
3 Fact sheet: About workplace bullying
4 Fact sheet: The business case for bullying prevention
5 Fact sheet: Creating environments that do not allow bullying to flourish
6 Fact sheet: How to be an Upstander
7 Worksheet: Team discussion – values and behaviours
8 Worksheet: Team discussion – the triple filter test
9 Fact sheet: Getting help and advice
10 Fact sheet: Reference list

 

Contact:
workplace@mentalhealth.org.nz

09 623 4810