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CBI guidance: Health and wellbeing

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published guidance (available here) on workplace health and wellbeing.  The CBI’s aim is for employers to better prioritise the health and wellbeing of their staff after finding that the scale of the UK’s mental health challenge is growing. The CBI considers that employers still need to do more to help remove the stigma around mental health.

Recommendations include creating a culture where both physical and mental health have equal focus in the workplace and taking targeted action through early interventions. The CBI said there are firms who do not yet know how to realise the ‘full potential of taking action‘ and must adopt the ‘good practice that is already out there’.

In a survey, the CBI found that:

The guidance highlights steps that firms can take to support workplace mental health, which include:

The CBI also sets out three steps which employers can learn from:

The CBI also advises the Government to:



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