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.

“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 all of the relevant CIPD content to support your work to meet the standards:

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Thought leadership
UK policy reforms needed to shift dial on economic participation of long-term sick

Urgent public policy reform to promote good work and health is needed to tackle long-term sickness absence

Terminal illness: Guidance for people professionals

Advice on supporting and managing employees with a terminal diagnosis

Bitesize research
Avoiding burnout when making tough decisions

How can employees build mental resilience to avoid burnout, and what support can employers give?

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How to plan and support effective hybrid working

Advice on how organisations can manage hybrid working arrangements

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