en English
01935 474875 | 01823 334906 | 01278 228269 | 01749 233115 [email protected]


29th July 2020

As more and more of us are returning back to work, the mental health of our employees continues to be uppermost in our minds. In this newsletter we look at a number of opportunities for line managers and those responsible for wellbeing in the workplace, to address mental health at work during ‘Covid – 19 bouceback’. We also introduce you to Mind’s ‘man at the top’ and say thank you for some amazing fund-raising efforts.
Any feedback on this newsletter? Are you or your organisation fundraising for us? 
We would love to hear from you. Corporate@mindinsomerset.org.uk


Wellbeing at Work Workshops *Limited  Places*

You all know that looking after the mental health of your employees is a good thing to do – but where to start?! We have listened to what you have been telling us and are busy working on two new courses for those responsible for Workplace Wellbeing. 
These virtual courses will look at how to start – and continue -the conversation within your organisation, how to write a Wellbeing action plan, what works well – and not so well, and will explore what further support and training you might need. We are hoping that these courses will lead to the development a network of peer support for Wellbeing leads to learn from each other.
The 3 hour virtual course will be held on Tuesday 11th August and again on Wednesday 30th September. The cost will be £50 per attendee.
Places for these courses will be limited. Click on the link below to book and pay.

Book for 11th August


Book for 30th September



Meet Alex – Chief Executive

Alex studied for a degree and PhD in Chemistry at Oxford University where he designed anti-cancer drugs using Artificial Intelligence computing. He then moved on to promote inner-city apprenticeships as head of an educational charity in the City of London. Finally, he jumped from a successful career in Intellectual Property Law to become Chief Executive of Mind in his home county of Somerset, where he now farms with his young family. Alex is also a Non-Executive Director of Somerset Foundation NHS Trust


Somerset Chamber of Commerce – 


We have teamed up with Somerset Chamber of Commerce to deliver this exciting online event on 27th August to help you to understand how to manage mental health in the workplace.
With one in four adults experiencing mental health issues and at an estimated cost to business of £43m a year, there has never been a more important time to look after the mental health of your employees.
This online panel event will discuss the importance of managing mental health and includes guest speakers:
Alison Baker – Mind in Somerset
Darren Wilson – Thales UK ltd
Adrian Poole – Porter Dodson
Hosted by Somerset Chamber via Zoom, this event offers the opportunity for you to understand the importance of mental health and take away key tips on implementing a mental health strategy as workers return to the ‘new normal’.
The event is open to non Chamber members.


Find out more

Covid – 19 Bounce Back


As line managers return to the workplace after the UK lockdown, it is essential to equip them with the skills that they need to support their team’s welfare after a period of great uncertainty.
Many employees have been affected by Covid-19 and it has been a stressful time for many in a variety of ways. As well as the management of their own self-care, line managers will need to be ready to identify, support and sign-post practical ways to support their teams to manage their stress, mental health and wellbeing as they return to work and for those who will continue to work remotely.
Mind in Somerset has joined forces with Hewlett Rand to organise this 4 hour training workshop to provide line managers with practical on the job skills to help deal effectively with stress and mental health issues that may arise.
This is a tailored in-house workshop for employers and management teams.
Contact Jess, our Training Co-ordinator, to find out more.


Find out more 


…and finally

Parker Hannifin raise almost £900 for Mind in Somerset!!

We are delighted to discover that mobile hydraulic systems manufacturer Parker Hannifin, based in Crewkerne had raised £881 for Mind in Somerset. THANKYOU!!! Danielle Gilpin, Location HR manager said ‘ 
THANK YOU Danielle and all at Parkers for your amazing efforts. which will provide much needed support to people experiencing mental health issues in Somerset.



We are grateful for support from: