Employee mental health and wellbeing: Advice, services and support
Being mentally healthy and living well is important to every single one of us, whether we are living with a mental illness or not.
If you or someone you know is struggling, it’s important to ask for help and support. Talking might not always be the solution but it's always the starting point. Consider talking to:
- Friends or family members
- Work colleagues or your manager
- Your Trade Union representative
All our staff can access free confidential advice on any mental health topic through our Employee Assistance Programme: Care First.
Employee Assistance Programme: Care first
If you’re having more extreme thoughts and feelings, or you're considering taking your own life, you should speak to someone as soon as possible. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, your options include:
You can find a lot of information on Mental Health as well as help, support and advice on managing a range of issues at:
The council has trained a number of Mental Health First Aiders, who will respond and support you in the event of a mental health crisis, or if you don’t feel comfortable talking to a member of your team about your issues.
Mental Health First Aiders
Please see the Physical Health and Wellbeing page for advice on:
- Occupational Health
- Online resources (NHS, Choose Well Wales, DEWIS)
- Health and Safety
Please see our Financial Wellbeing page which has information and guidance on helping you feel secure and in control of your money and where you can go for support.
Financial Wellbeing: support and information
Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace policy (PDF, 549KB)