The Mental Health at Work commitment offers organisations a way to publicly declare that mental health is a priority. The commitment is made up of six standards, based on the  Thriving at Work standards and developed with the knowledge and expertise of mental health charities, leading employers and trade organisations.

The commitment provides a clear framework of six standards that have been designed to help employers promote wellbeing for all employees, tackle the causes of work related mental health problems and provide support for staff with mental health problems. So far, almost 700 organisations have signed up to the commitment and we hope to see this increase over the coming years.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer CBE, CEO of mental health charity Mind 

It has never been more important for organisations to prioritise the mental wellbeing of their employees. The Mental Health at Work Commitment provides organisations with an opportunity to commit to this priority and take the necessary and important steps to effectively support their employees.

Peter Cheese

Chief Executive Officer at the CIPD

Explore the six standards

To help you work with the commitment below we’ve listed of the relevant CIPD content to support your work to meet the standards:

Prioritise mental health in the workplace by developing and delivering a systematic programme of activity

Proactively ensure work design and organisational culture drive positive mental health outcomes

Promote an open culture around mental health

Increase organisational confidence and capability

Provide mental health tools and support

Increase transparency and accountability through internal and external reporting

What the CIPD are doing

Caring for people’s mental health is a big responsibility and one that we take very seriously at the CIPD. Last year, we highlighted this by signing up to the Mental Health at Work Commitment. No-one could predict the following 12 months would be for everyone's mental health, and how vital the work we’d deliver would be to supporting our people. You can read the latest blog from Brad Taylor, Director of People and OD at the CIPD on what we’re doing within each of the standards to meet our commitment at the CIPD.

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