Who do you need?
The success of any mental wellbeing initiative is often down to
a ‘champion' who takes on the role of co-ordinator.
This person starts the ball rolling and acts as a driving force
once the programme is up and running.
The co-ordinator will need to work closely with the senior
manager with overall responsibility for the programme.
It is important to get management interested in your programme
as early as possible. Gain their support and commitment from the
Management teams are able to make changes within an organisation
and influence employees.
Mental wellbeing needs to be addressed at an organisational
level, by looking at policies, working practices and management
processes that affect mental wellbeing, as well as at an individual
level through awareness-raising and providing opportunities to look
after mental wellbeing.
It is very difficult for one person to do all the work when
organising initiatives. It's important for the co-ordinator to form
a support group made up of representatives from all levels across
The group should meet on a regular basis to maintain momentum