Employee Wellbeing

25 free mental health resources and tools for your workplace

25 mental health exercises, videos, podcasts and more for you to use with your team or organisation.
Toby Cannon
4 minutes

Mental health issues can affect one in four people at some point in their lives. It’s crucial that employers have the right tools and resources to support people.

Mental illness can be legally classed as a disability, so organisations have a legal responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate for this under the Equality Act 2010.

This list has 25 fantastic, free resources for you to use or share at your workplace including guides, quizzes, activities and other tools.

1. My wellbeing plan

Type: Template
Organisation: Mental Health UK

A template for individuals to fill out to encourage positive wellbeing made up of three parts. The first part helps to clarify what good wellbeing looks like, the second is for what signs of challenging times are and the third is all around support.

2. Depression and anxiety self assessment

Type: Self assessment
Organisation: NHS

This depression and anxiety self-assessment quiz can help you better understand how you’ve been feeling recently.

3. 5 Top tips for mental wellbeing

Type: Guide
Organisation: Mental Health UK

Five easy tips we can all do to better look after our own mental wellbeing.

4. Wellness action plan for people working remotely

Type: Guide / Template
Organisation: Mind

A template for a personalised, practical tool we can all use to help us to identify what keeps us well at work as well as what causes us to become unwell. This plan specifically focuses on remote workers.

5. 10 stress busters

Type: Guide
Organisation: NHS

10 suggestions to reduce stress by Professor Cary Cooper,  an occupational health expert at the University of Lancaster.

6. Mental wellbeing audio guides

Type: Audio Guide
Organisation: NHS

A series of mental wellbeing audio guides to help boost your mood. With topics including depression, anxiety, sleep problems and low confidence.

7. Self-help course in cognitive behaviour therapy

Type: Interactive Course
Organisation: GetSelfHelp

A mini 7-step self-help course which includes an introduction to CBT techniques which could be useful for all.

8. Mental Health Awareness Posters

Type: Printable
Organisation: Mental Health UK

4 mental health awareness posters created by Mental Health UK for you to print off and put up in the office.

9. Wellness action plan for people hybrid working

Type: Guide, Template
Organisation: Mind

A template for a personalised, practical tool we can all use to help us to identify what keeps us well at work as well as what causes us to become unwell. This plan specifically focuses on hybrid workers.

10. Wellness action plan for people working in a workplace

Type: Guide, Template
Organisation: Mind

A template for a personalised, practical tool we can all use to help us to identify what keeps us well at work as well as what causes us to become unwell. This plan specifically focuses on workers working on site at a workplace.

11. Talking to someone about mental health

Type: Guide
Organisation: Mental Health UK

A conversation guide for talking to a colleague or friend about mental health. How to spot signs of poor mental health, dos and don’t for a supportive conversation and resources you can signpost.

12. Things not to say

Type: Video playlist
Organisation: BBC

A series of 5 short videos highlighting things that are unhelpful to say with people who experience depression, eating disorders, OCD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

13. Understanding mental health problems

Type: Guide
Organisation: Mind

This 25 page resource explains what mental health problems are, what may cause them and the different kinds of help and support that is available.

14. The stress bucket

Type: Template
Organisation: Mental Health UK

A quick exercise to help visualise your current causes of stress and the things you do to manage them.

15. Mental health stigma pub quiz

Type: Quiz
Organisation: time to change

A 15 question pub quiz on mental health facts and statistics. You can use this in the office or on team video calls to help remove the stigma in your team around mental health.

16. Six degrees of being in a colleague’s corner

Type: Guide / Exercise
Organisation: time to change

A pack to help you explore how you can be in your colleague’s corner in six different ways. Providing you with tools and information so you feel empowered to start having those important conversations at work.

17. Mental health myth buster quiz

Type: Guide / Exercise
Organisation: time to change

5 pages of fact or myth cards to build awareness around misconceptions and facts about mental health.

18. NHS five steps to mental wellbeing

Type: Guide
Organisation: NHS

A guide detailing the what to do and what to avoid in the five different steps to mental wellbeing.

19. How to avoid workplace stress in the digital age

Type: Guide
Organisation: Ben

A guide discussing digital burnout, some causes of burnout and what individuals can do to avoid this.

20. Stream of consciousness

Type: Exercise
Organisation: time to change

An exercise which allows individuals to write non-judgementally about themselves and their experiences, allowing people to reflect.

21. Crisis intervention

Type: Guide
Organisation: Everymind at work

A concise guide detailing how to take action when you think someone is in crisis (as well as some tips on how to identify someone in a crisis).

22. Ways to invest in your mental health

Type: Guide
Organisation: Everymind at work

A single page guide highlighting 18 actionable things people can do to invest in their mental health.

23. Conscious language guide

Type: Guide
Organisation: Healthline

A tool for anyone who wants to learn and speak with empathy about specific health topics. This guide calls out things that are unhelpful to say and gives you alternatives, as well as examples of using them in context.

24. Five ways to wellbeing at work

Type: Toolkit
Organisation: Mental health foundation

A practical toolkit of information and resources detailing the five ways to wellbeing (connect, be active, take notice, keep learning, give).

25. Mind video guides

Type: Video Playlist
Organisation: Mind

11 short animated videos on topics such as talking to your GP about mental health, managing your mood with food and relaxation tips for mental health.

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