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Wellbeing Information for Managers and Staff

This page signposts you to websites and other resources to provide you with advice and guidance on how best to support staff wellbeing. Responsibility for health and wellbeing at work belongs to both employers and employees. As a manager you have a duty to ensure that work does not make your team ill. Understanding how to spot the signs of stress in your team, and then know what to do to reduce stress, will help you achieve this. The relationship between line managers and their teams is a key factor in determining whether staff will have a positive or negative experience in work - the single most important thing you can do is to listen. The links below provide you with advice and guidance on how best to support staff wellbeing:


Manager Wellbeing Matters &  Our Wellbeing Matters
These guides have been developed to support staff and managers to access guidance on how to make better decisions with regards to their health and wellbeing, using recognised sources of information and guidance such as the ‘Mind’ and ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’.


NHS/CAVUHB Resources

The EWS webpages have lots of information about support available within the organisation and the wider community.  If you or your team could benefit from self help information or a referral to the Employee Wellbeing Service please don't hesitate to get in touch.   The Employee Wellbeing team are here to support you.   The NHS Wales Staff Psychological Health and Wellbeing Resource An online resource for leaders, managers and teams, supporting you to increase and promote staff psychological health and well-being in your organisation  Use the UHB's  Stress Risk Assessment Form to establish what control measures are currently in place and what additional measures can be introduced to ensure that the risks are reduced to an acceptable level. This form should be used as an aid when staff have either indicated to their manager that they feel stressed or have been absent from work as a result of work related stress. The Stress Risk Assessment Aid can help with example questions to consider and possible solutions 
Coping after a Traumatic Incident - this leaflet provides some brief tips about self-care and self-help after a traumatic event Self-Care and Self-Help during a Formal Process - this document provides some tips about self-care for employees going through a formal process. Welsh translation here. Looking after the health and wellbeing of staff directly contributes to the delivery of quality patient care. Visit the Health and Wellbeing section of the NHS Employers website for more information.

External resources

Wellness Action Plans (WAPs) are an easy, practical, way of helping you to support your own mental health at work, and if you are a manager, helping you to support the mental health of your team membersWriting a wellness action plan is entirely optional. The UHB supports employees who may find a wellness action plan helpful. The Mental Health Foundation also has information on how to support your mental health at work.  The Stress Wheel can help you make the necessary changes in your life by enabling you to focus on what needs to change. It is a good way to prepare before completing the Stress Risk Assessment.   NICE offer guidance for those who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, promoting Mental Wellbeing at Work.  It focuses on interventions to promote mental wellbeing through productive and healthy working conditions.

Management Behaviours and Stress at Work provides managers with guidance on how to deal with cases of stress at work.

Other useful tools from the ISMA include: How to identify Stress 60 Second Tranquiliser 

Download an Advisory Booklet on Health Work and Wellbeing from ACAS.

This framework on Line

This guidance from the HSE is for people with management responsibility or who have a supervisory role for a team or junior members of staff. This HSE guidance on Working Together to Reduce Stress at Work is aimed at employees.
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