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Healthy Eating

7 June 2021

Healthy Eating Activity Pack

Designed for the Healthy Eating Week 2021 by the British Nutrition Foundation, this pack gives you an overview about the key five themes for eating well – know the facts, make a healthier choice, plan for success, be the chef and keep moving, with a range of activity ideas that you could just roll out in your workplace, or twist to best suit your staff needs.

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19 April 2021

Healthy Eating and Healthier Weight Toolkit

Employers can take a proactive and preventative approach to support weight management and encourage greater physical activity. This Business in the Community toolkit lists free resources that will help you achieve a healthier working environment, including a checklist of actions, useful information and training.

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19 April 2021

Sugar Smart Brighton and Hove Booklet

This very helpful booklet brings all the information you need to educate your workforce on the benefits of reducing sugar consumption, with practical tips on how to read a food label and spot hidden bad sugars, easy ways to reduce them in the diet or how to swap high sugar foods for lower sugar options.

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25 February 2021

Sugar Smart Campaign

Employers have an important role in influencing the choices we make. Whether you run a staff canteen, employ caterers or have shared kitchen spaces in your workplace, you have a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about the dangers of too much sugar. This campaign will help you reduce the amount of sugar we all consume, and any organisation can pledge to become Sugar Smart.

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Leadership, Management & Workplace Culture

22 June 2021

Flexible Working Guide

The CIPD have produced a practical guide for employers in collaboration with Affinity Health, exploring a number of effective approaches taken by organisations across different sectors and industries to offer insights and recommended actions on what works best in terms of flexible working.

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2 June 2021

Steps to Prevent Sexual Harassment

This web guide put together by ACAS gives you practical steps to prevent sexual harassment to happen in your workplace, including how to create a specific sexual harassment policy and procedure, how to check if it’s working, how to access risks and how to train staff.

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19 April 2021

Developing and Evaluating Workplace Health Interventions Toolkit

Produced by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this aims to help employers to develop their workplace health interventions following four stages: analyse, plan, implement and evaluate. This model is a continuous process, with the evaluation leading back into the analyse stage. By following this, employers will have evidence to decide what interventions to continue, to stop, or do differently.

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19 April 2021

Handling a Bullying, Harassment or Discrimination Complaint at Work

As an employer, you should do all you can to try to prevent and stop bullying, harassment, discrimination and victimisation at work. On this ACAS web guide, find out about prevention by improving equality, diversity and inclusion in your workplace. This guide also covers the different types of unfair treatment, your legal responsibility as an employer, how to approach a bullying, harassment, discrimination or victimisation complaint if your employee files one, and how to handle it formally or informally.

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19 April 2021

Discrimination: An Overview and How to Prevent It

Learn more about discrimination based on the 'protected characteristics' under the Equality Act 2010, and what you can do to prevent it from occurring in your workplace in this web guide created by ACAS.

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Local Services & Signposting

Mental Health

9 September 2021

E-Wellbeing

E-wellbeing for adults is a digital wellbeing service, for adults over the age of 25 who live in Sussex (including Brighton & Hove). Their aim is to provide a space for people to access relevant information about emotional health and wellbeing and find the support that is right for them. Using the Services page, you can find a range of organisations offering support in your local area.

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8 June 2021

Mental Health At Work Website

It’s a very useful hub curated by Mind that aims to help you find the resource or toolkit you need to improve mental health in your workplace. You can search by topic, sector, workplace type or organisation size.

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7 June 2021

Mental Health for Small Business Owners

The Society for Occupational Medicine has created this guide specially for small business owners. It contains five sections which look at recognising the problems, reviewing what is already in place, responding to the needs and reviewing the approach. There is a self-help section and useful links to additional information that could also be shared with staff.

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2 June 2021

Sleep: a Toolkit for Employers

This Business in the Community toolkit provides practical information for all employers on how you can create an environment where employees understand the importance of sleep and are able to make healthier choices at work and at home, with advice that is specifically aimed at SMEs. Many of the points are simple to implement, supported by resources that are free or inexpensive.

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2 June 2021

Developing a Realistic Mental Health at Work Plan

It’s important that your organisation’s intentions to promote good mental health is set out in a policy, alongside with a simple, clear and deliverable plan to ensure that you are fulfilling your commitments in that policy. This guide created by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is to help you develop a mental health or wellbeing policy and plan. It also covers how to communicate and review them efficiently.

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25 February 2021

Mental Health Toolkit for Employers

This Business in the Community toolkit is to help you take positive actions to build a culture that champions good mental health by picking out the most valuable resources to create an approach that works for your organisation. It also provides a greater understanding of how to support those who need the most, and how to involve your supply chain.

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Musculoskeletal Health, Aches & Pains

Other Topics

Physical Activity & Active Travel

Sickness Absence, Return to Work & Prevention

Sole Traders & Industry Specific

7 June 2021

Our Frontline

Our Frontline offers one-to-one mental health support, by call or text, from trained volunteers to frontline staff in need, plus resources, tips and ideas for them to look after their own wellbeing. Our Frontline is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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7 June 2021

MindEd Resilience Hub

Website put together by NHS Health Education England to help healthcare professionals to manage their own mental health and wellbeing with the best advice and tips from experts on topics such as stress and fear, end of life and management skills for team leaders.

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7 June 2021

Staff in Mind Service

This service is for every health and care staff member working within the Sussex Health and Care Partnership Integrated Care System who may be experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties, and includes online self-assessment, a confidential follow-up with a clinician and access to mental health treatment.

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7 June 2021

Building Mental Health for Construction Workers

Construction workers are more likely to experience work-related stress and other mental health issues, and they are less likely to come forward and talk about it due to stigma and gender stereotypes. Building Mental Health has put together a helpful toolkit of resources for construction employers.

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26 February 2021

Working Well When You Are Self-Employed

If you are self-employed, you are not only doing your job by yourself most of the times, but you have also taken on responsibility for the accounts, the invoicing and the marketing. It’s easier to forget to add your own wellbeing to the to-do list or find the time to prioritise your own health, but this guide created by Leapers will help you.

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Suicide Prevention

9 September 2021

Crisis Management In The Event Of A Suicide: A Postvention Toolkit For Employers

This Suicide Postvention Toolkit is designed to support employers in their response to the suicide of an employee, at work or outside the workplace. Suicide prevention should be an integral part of a positive and proactive approach to mental health at work. But no mental health policy can ever eliminate the risk of suicide. So it is of paramount importance to incorporate a suicide postvention protocol into a company’s crisis management strategy.

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7 June 2021

Zero Suicide Alliance Training

Did you know that suicide is preventable? See how you can have a life-saver conversation with a staff member or a work colleague in this 20-minute free online training created by Zero Suicide Alliance. You can also offer this free training to your workforce.

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7 June 2021

Warning Signs

Sadly, suicide rates among men are, on average, 3.5 times higher than women. Warning Signs is a suicide prevention campaign aimed at men and managed by the Sussex Health and Care Partnership, that you could promote in your workplace to help all your staff and colleagues at risk of suicide.

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1 June 2021

Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Employers

This Business in the Community toolkit supports senior leadership, line managers, HR and occupational health and safety professionals identify a member of staff who may have suicidal feelings and gives practical advice on how to deal with a crisis situation. It also helps you embed suicide prevention strategies in your organisation’s health and wellbeing policies.

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Templates

2 June 2021

How to Develop a Mental Health Action Plan

In order to achieve lasting cultural change, it’s important to create a plan of tangible and measurable activities to address how your workplace thinks and acts about mental health. This Time to Change guide and template are useful resources for those beginning their employee mental health and wellbeing journeys. Built upon the 2017 Thriving at Work Standards, they provide a framework for the interventions you could deliver to promote good mental health.

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19 April 2021

Homeworking Policy Template

A Homeworking Policy template from ACAS for you to adapt. This template can be used when employers and employees wish to make a longer-term homeworking arrangement.

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19 April 2021

Flexible Working Policy Template

A template with what to cover in a Flexible Working Policy, including more information and guidance from ACAS on how to respond to flexible working requests.

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19 April 2021

Equality and Diversity Policy Template

A free to download Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy Template that you can adjust for your workplace, from ACAS. You can also find some practical guidance on how to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in your workplace.

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25 February 2021

Workplace Health Needs Assessment Template

This is a tested questionnaire designed by Public Health England to help you find out about your staff health and wellbeing needs and to set a baseline of data against which to track progress, so that you can understand where to prioritise investment. It is for employers of all types and sizes.

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