Guide for line managers: Wellness Action Plans (WAPs) | Supporting Staff
Posted: 12 April 2019
Website: www. mind.org.uk
Telephone: 0844 448 4450
This tool is an excellent resource aimed at supporting staff mental health and well being within the work-place. Offering a great guide for line managers to support self-care of social work and care practitioners.
The way employers view workplace wellbeing is changing. The focus is shifting from reactive management of sickness absence to a more proactive approach of prevention through promoting wellbeing and improving employee engagement.
Employers are looking for new ways to address staff wellbeing, which led Mind to develop the Wellness Action Plan (WAP), a tool which helps all employees manage their mental health and wellbeing at work.
Who is this guide for?
This guide is designed to be a helpful starting point in your journey as a line manager towards supporting your team members with their mental health at work. You might be:
- managing someone who is experiencing a mental health problem and want to know more about how you can support them
- interested in using the WAP with staff who are currently well, as a proactive tool to promote and maintain their mental health at work
- supporting the mental wellbeing of their teams.