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Prince William Unveils New ‘Mental Health at Work’ Website

In partnership with the Mental Health Charity, Mind and the Heads Together Campaign, Prince William will be in Bristol today to launch his new website - Mental Health at Work

The new website aims to provide resources and tools to managers and employers on how to provide better support to employees. On Tuesday 11th September Prince William will attend Bristol’s Engine Shed to demonstrate the website in action. The initiative will be accessible to all businesses but will be more focused towards small and medium size businesses that may struggle to access resources more readily.

New mental health at work website


In 2016/2017 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. Therefore, providing the best Mental Healthcare would be beneficial to both parties. 

Alan Soady talks about small businesses sometimes not having an HR department. In this case, an employer is able to access materials to provide the correct Mental Health support to their employees could be an excellent resource. 

The Cheif Executive of Mind speaks about knowing that employers are starting to want to do more for the Mental Well-Being of their employees but may not have the resources to do so. A survey conducted by Mind showed that half of the 44,000 people spoken to had experienced some kind of mental health issue at work but only half had spoken to someone about it.

Over the last few years employers have begun to take staff well-being more seriously and we know that many are doing great work around mental health in the workplace.

Paul Farmer - CEO of Mind

At the event, Prince William will deliver a speech as well as António Horta Osório, the CEO of Lloyds Bank, who will talk about his personal struggles at work. 

The Duke of Cambridge will speak with organisations and businesses that have promoted mental health initiatives. 


Today, The Duke of Cambridge @KensingtonRoyal will join us at the @EngineShed_BB to learn more about the new #MentalHealthAtWork gateway from #HeadsTogether and @MindCharity >

— Heads Together (@heads_together) September 11, 2018


Alongside Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge are keen ambassadors of Mental Health Awareness after starting the Heads Up Campaign. They wanted to 'help lead a national conversation on mental health' and diminish the stigma surrounding it as a taboo topic. They wanted to spread the message that 'just starting a conversation on mental health could make all of the difference'. 

The Mental Health at Work Portal aims to equip employers with all the tools to encourage employees to speak up. As well as the resources they provide online SME (Subject Matter Expert) Training.

It’s OK to have this conversation. It’s really important to have this conversation.

HRH Prince William talking about Mental Health and the Heads Together Campaign

Online Mental Health Awareness Training

Our IOSH-approved Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Training could help make employees more aware of Mental Health in and around work but may also give those suffering themselves the courage to come forward.

Also, we offer a Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers works alongside the idea of what Prince William is trying to do through the Mental Health at Work website. Similar to the website created by Heads Together and Mind, we hope to provide the tools needed for Managers to acknowledge, recognise and provide support for those with poor mental health. 


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