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Mental Health & Productivity Pilot

Supporting workplace mental health across the Midlands

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The Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) is a three-year programme funded by the Midlands Engine and forms the core of our regional response to mental wellbeing at work.

It is a collaborative partnership of local universities, mental health charity Mind, local authorities and Public Health England. The overarching aim of the MHPP is to support employers across the Midlands, helping to improve workplace mental health and wellbeing.

As well as contributing to reducing mental health distress, the MHPP programme aims to contribute to the break down of the barriers to accessing care, and to support people experiencing mental illness in their continuation in and return to work. The ultimate aim is to make a positive contribution to organisational productivity, in both monetary and wellbeing terms.
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“Mind is a proud partner of the government-funded Midlands Engine Mental Health Productivity Pilot, which has brought together institutions and people across the Midlands who are passionate about improving mental health in the workplace.”

Sir Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind
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“At Jaguar Land Rover we believe that while there’s no universal definition for wellbeing, we think of it as not only avoiding being unwell but being healthy and feeling good physically, mentally and socially. When all three are as good as they can be you are more likely to feel positive and enjoy life.”

Dr Steve Iley, Chief Medical Officer, Jaguar Land Rover
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Start a Chat Campaign

The MHPP has launched the Start a Chat campaign to encourage employers and employees across our region to start the mental health conversations at work. Creating a culture of open, non-judgemental conversation can help to create happy, healthy workplaces where all colleagues can thrive.

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