There are a variety of free mental health and wellbeing resources available to businesses and organisations in York. This includes both personal and organisational resources.
Find out more about:
- Federation of Small Businesses
- Health and Safety Executive
- Live Well York
- St Nick's
- York Ending Stigma
- York Mind
- York St John Communities Centre
Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has a selection of free articles for small business owners on mental health and wellbeing.
Discover guidance from specialists and trusted organisations on getting active, mental health and personal wellbeing. Read the online FSB mental health and wellbeing guidance.
Health and Safety Executive
Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, the law requires all employers to prevent work related stress to support good mental health in the workplace.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched the Working Minds campaign, which brings together a range of tools and support to help businesses and workers understand the best ways to prevent work related stress and encourage good mental health.
This includes a talking toolkit for employers, a guide for workers to spot stress and sector specific guides.
Read more about the HSE Working Minds campaign.
Live Well York
Live Well York is a community website for people in York. They've got information on subjects ranging from mental health, cost of living, digital inclusion, to alcohol and wellbeing and much more.
There’s also a directory of community activities including:
- sports clubs
- music clubs
- history groups
- community films screenings
Menfulness is a men’s social wellbeing group offering events, activities, and counselling, aiming to combat the stigma around men's mental health.
Discover how to get involved and a use range of free resources, such as Menfulness Coaching, podcast and music.
St Nick’s deliver the Thriving at Work Programme for businesses. The Thriving at Work programme offers subject matter experts a great starting point for mental health and wellbeing. They provide an initial assessment of where you're currently at and a simple process for working towards achievable goals that are tailored to your own business needs.
Your support package could include:
- tailor-made training and awareness sessions
- team away days at a York nature reserve to support a positive team culture
- practical support with relevant policies and procedures
- guidance on effectively monitoring employee wellbeing
- action planning for standards like Mindful Employer Certification
Find out more about Thriving at Work: advice and support for employers online or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
York Ending Stigma
York Ending Stigma (YES) are a group of York residents, employers, and employees coming together to share their mental health experiences through a variety of means to help end mental health stigma and discrimination in York.
YES are working on ending mental health stigma and discrimination in workplaces and offer a host of free resources to support employers. This includes their free self-assessment tool that aims to progress an employer’s journey to a mental health stigma-free workplace and can be used no matter how large or small your organisation.
York Mind are providing free mental health support for businesses in York during May and June 2023.
150 places are available on a free mental health and wellbeing training course. The training consists of 2 2-hour sessions and a half-day workshop where participants will learn how to create a mentally healthy workplace, understand mental health first aid, and get tips for personal wellbeing.
Find out more about York Mind's training online.
York Mind have developed a knowledge hub which will hold a bank of mental health and wellbeing content for businesses to freely access. The content can be used support the implementation of a wellbeing strategy for staff as well as support business owner’s needs. This content includes:
- short videos
- blog posts
- links to other useful resources
The knowledge hub is free to access for 6 months. After the 6 month-period, the hub will become a paid service and users will have the choice to continue subscribing.
If you're interested in signing-up to York Mind's knowledge hub, email: email@example.com.
Find out more about the free mental health support which is available from York Mind.
York St John Communities Centre
If you are a business owner or employee of a micro business or a SME business in York, the York St John Communities Centre is offering free coaching for worker wellbeing sessions.
The coach's role is to use their skills of listening, reflecting, and questioning to help you to:
- explore your life and the field of possibilities that's open to you
- identify your untapped resources and your unrealised potential
- choose which courses of action make most sense to you
- make the desired changes to your life
Coaching sessions can be provided by telephone, and online through Zoom or MS Teams. There is a maximum of 5 sessions, but this is dependent on your need. Some people find it beneficial to have just 1 or 2 sessions, or you may agree to have a whole block of 5 sessions.
To sign-up, complete the York St John Communities Centre self-referral form.
Delivery of this free training is available on a first come, first served basis.