Working with Rotherham businesses to help reduce the impact of stress and mental ill health in the workplace.


Mind Your Own Business is delivered by NHS Rotherham and can provide support to Rotherham businesses including free training for managers and employees. Latest research conducted with 500 business leaders reveals that whilst understanding of mental health conditions amongst employers is broadening, major barriers remain in the way of people with mental health conditions seeking employment;

  • 40% of employers view workers with mental health conditions as a significant risk
  • 42% of employers are still underestimating the prevalence of mental health in their workplace
  • Given negative perceptions from employers many applicants may feel that it is in their best interest not to disclose their conditions
  • 72% of workplaces still have no formal mental health policy
“Mental Health: Still the last workplace taboo?”  Shaw Trust 2010

Why consider mental health in your business?

  • Nearly 3 in 10 employees will experience a mental health problem in any one year* Work-related mental ill health accounts for more days off than any other cause of work related illness **
  • The cost to UK employers is estimated at £26 billion per year **
*Office for national statistics (1995)
**Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health (2008)

Work with us


Mind Your Own Business can visit your organisation to conduct a Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace Needs Assessment. Tailored feedback and recommendations to improve staff wellbeing is provided alongside support to implement these changes. You can also complete the needs assessment online by following this link Written feedback will be provided by email and further guidance and support can be provided on request.

Following your needs assessment the support available includes:

  • free training for managers and employees relating to mental health and its management in the workplace
  • advice on healthy working practices and procedures
  • good practice tools and templates that can be applied in your workplace
  • resources and information for employees

For further information please contact Jess Wilson on 01709 302727 or email:

Free Training Dates 2011/12


Please note these courses are open to Rotherham based employees/managers only.

Mental Health First Aid

A two day course covering common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and psychosis. It teaches employees and managers how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems and how to offer appropriate support.

22 & 23rd September
20 & 21st October
14 & 15th November
15 & 16th December
18 & 19th January
23 & 24th Feburary
14 & 15th March
11 & 12th April

All courses to be taken at Oak House, Bramley, Rotherham.

Managing Mental Health

A one day course providing managers with the skills to recognise when a staff member is experiencing mental ill health and to intervene early in order to minimise the impact on the individual and the organisation.

19th September
10th October
2nd December
16th January
22nd February
29th March

All courses to be taken at Oak House, Bramley, Rotherham.

There is no charge for these training sessions however a cancellation charge will be incurred (£80) for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the start of the course.

To book a place(s) or for further information please contact Jess Wilson by email or 01709 302727



Absence Management
Thurs 13th Oct 2011 9.30am - 12.30pm

Delivered by Darrell Johnson of ACAS this seminar will provide an overview of the latest good practice with regards to the effective management of sickness absence within the workplace.

Wed 7th Dec 2011 9.30am - 11.30am

Delivered by Sharon De Mascia from the Centre for Mental Health this workshop will cover the following:

  • The latest research on presenteeism
  • The impact of presenteeism on the workplace
  • The business case for addressing presenteeism in the workplace
  • Top ten tips for addressing presenteeism

Stress Management Competencies

 The Health and Safety Executive has produced the Stress Management Standards and other tools to help employers prevent work related stress. A free seminar was held in Rotherham on 7th September 2011 to raise awareness of these tools amongst employers and demonstrate how they can be applied in practice.

The slides from this seminar are available to download here.

Mind Your Own Business Newsletter

 The Mind Your Own Business newsletter and back issues are available to download here.

Last reviewed: 15/09/2011


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