Communicate your commitment
You've decided to make workplace mental health a priority - congratulations on taking this important first step. Communicating this to employees, clients and other stakeholders helps create a sense of collective ownership, as well as strengthening your business's reputation.
Resources to help you
These examples provide some suggestions for key messages you might want to include in an email to staff - cut, paste and edit and adapt the sections that relate to your organisation. Whether you use these as a starting point or write your own, remember to talk about what you're planning, why it's important, and what the next steps will be.
Getting your team together to share your plan can be a great way to get everyone onboard and provide an opportunity for questions. These notes include some of the points you might want to cover, but your message will have more impact if it's personalised and comes from the heart.
An article in your staff newsletter, intranet or website lets you share more information about mental health in the workplace and why you're committed to taking action. You can adapt these messages for internal and external audiences.