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Mental Health & Productivity Pilot

Supporting workplace mental health across the Midlands

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund II launches today (29th February) and will deliver £400 million of new funding to small and medium-sized businesses across the Midlands.

The Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) was a 4-year funded programme that closed in March 2024. MHPP supported more than 1130 Midlands organisations to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace, reaching 800,000 employees and contributing to the growth of our region.

The overarching aim of the MHPP was to support employers across the Midlands, helping to improve workplace mental health and wellbeing.

The pilot may now have come to an end but Midlands businesses and organisations can still access support and guidance from:

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Employers recording Mental Health sickness absence



Firms that provide support for Mental Health


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Visit the Mental Health and Productivity website for more information
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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.

Download the latest MHPP documents

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