Employers

With one in six adults experiencing mental ill health in any week, it’s likely that anxiety, sleep problems, stress, low mood and other conditions affect some of your employees . As well as the human cost of poor mental health, there is a wider economic and social cost. Employers lose billions of pounds because employees are less productive or off sick due to mental health conditions.

With COVID-19 having a significant impact on mental health – in mid-August, more than two in five UK adults reported that it was affecting their wellbeing – now is the time to encourage your employees to talk about any concerns they might have and to promote positive mental health across your organisation.

On Good Thinking, your employees will be able to get recommendations for NHS-approved wellbeing apps (many of which are free if they live or work in London) and find expert advice. They can also give their mental wellbeing a check-up with our self-assessment tool. The Good Thinking team will be creating additional advice for employers and employees later this year, which will be available here.

Useful apps

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Be Mindful (free)

A clinically proven online mindfulness course approved by the NHS, Be Mindful helps you to manage stress, anxiety and depression through mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).

Meditainment

Meditainment uses established guided meditation and visualisation techniques, leading you on imaginative journeys to dreamlike destinations to explore and reflect on a range of wellbeing topics.

MyCognitionPRO (free)

By using this NHS-approved programme for 15 minutes a day, you can optimise your cognitive health, mental wellbeing and resilience to stress.

My Possible Self (free)

This clinically proven app can help you to understand and identify the causes of stress, anxiety and low mood so you can learn coping mechanisms and manage future situations better.

tomo (free)

tomo is expertly designed to support you with many of life's obstacles, including social anxiety and poor sleep. The app combines digital peer support with the best of social media and proven therapeutic techniques.

Quizzes and self-assessment

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Take our quizzes on anxiety, sleep, stress and low mood to get recommendations for NHS-approved apps.

You can also use our free clinically-validated self-assessment tool to assess your mental health anonymously – it only takes 20 minutes to complete and will provide you with a guiding diagnosis, helpful resources and, if necessary, relevant treatment options.

We offer an overall self-assessment tool where you can check your anxiety, sleep, stress and low mood.

Workbooks

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We’ve gathered a range of evidence-based information sheets and workbooks on mental wellbeing by the renowned Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI). You can view, download and share this content and go through it in your own time.

Sleep

These four information sheets contain facts about sleep and insomnia as well as advice about sleep hygiene.

Anxiety

This workbook has 10 modules and covers everything from negative beliefs through to problem solving, helpful thinking and self-management.

Health anxiety

With nine modules, this workbook helps those who worry excessively about their health and provides advice on healthy living and self-management.

Depression

As well as an introduction to depression, this workbook features nine modules by Back from the Bluez, which include behavioural strategies and core beliefs.

Self-compassion

With seven modules, this workbook explains how to introduce self-compassionate thinking and behaviours into your life.

Mindfulness

These three information sheets cover the benefits of mindfulness and provide guidance on how to become mindful.

Panic

Featuring 12 modules, this workbook covers everything from unhelpful thinking styles through to breathing and self-management.

Find out more in our Workbooks section.

Advice about mental health and COVID-19

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To help Londoners manage their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Good Thinking team has developed a range of ‘how to’ guides and advice for specific groups as well as podcasts and blogs. We recommend the following content for employers and employees:

Benefits of healthy sleep patterns (podcast)

Five ways to good mental wellbeing

How to look after your mental health

Mental wellbeing advice by group (e.g. children and young people, health and care professionals, older people, parents and carers)

The future of work (podcast)

Visit our COVID-19 advice hub for more articles and podcasts.