Learning from others
Every organisation has different strengths and challenges when it comes to tackling stigma and discrimination. Find out more about the impact of dealing with a variety of situations, including on the individuals in workplaces.
The workplace can often be a difficult place to disclose a mental health problem and too many people are leaving the world of work because they can’t get the support they need.
Hope however is a watchword at See Me. We see organisations which do commit to change and we work with people with experience of mental health problems whose recovery is real and inspiring to others.
You can learn what they have done here, and take it to your workplace.
Self Assessment Toolkit Feature Case Studies
These case studies have been designed to help you as you work your way through our See Me in Work Self Assessment Toolkit. Alternatively you could look at the individual building blocks and learn what others did at this stage, to help you to make a difference in your organisation.Download your Self Assessment toolkit here
Building Block 1 -Leadership
Senior leadership, commitment and engagement. A case study from Scottish Government Safer Communities Directorate
Building Block 2 -Disclosure
Conditions for safe, effective and pertinent disclosure. A case study from Babcock
Building Block 3- Mental Health Awareness
Mental health awareness and literacy. A case study from HM Passport Office (by Sharon Edwards, Chair of ABLE – The Home Office Disability Network)
Building Block 4 - Training
Effective mental health training approaches. A case study from Glasgow City Council
Building Block 5 -Line Management
Confident and informed line management. A case study from ScotRail
Building Block 6 - Reasonable Adjustments
Effective implementation of reasonable adjustments. A case study from Burness Paull LLP
Building Block 7 - Culture
Stigma-free organisational culture and ethos. A case study from Dunoon Grammar School
Case Studies from our Partners
Learn about how other organisations have dealt with a variety of challenges while tackling stigma and discrimination and making positive changes in their workplaces.
Running focus groups with employees
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is Scotland’s largest legal sector employer - and part of the See Me in Work programme.
The Benefits of Peer Support
Read about the See Me in Work Peer Learning Network and how it’s helping workplaces to share ideas on how to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
Going Through See Me in Work
Read about the See Me in Work process from HMRC in Aberdeen, one of our first See Me in Work partners.
Senior Management and Employee Buy In
Gary from DWP and Sharon from Ceartas speak about involving everyone in See Me in Work
Encouraging Employees to Take Part
The Chief Executive of the Scottish Parliament talks to the staff about the See Me in Work survey
When Stigma is Present
Scotrail talk about how they dealt with stigma during the Workplace Equality Project
Recruitment and Culture
Derek from Burness Paull speaks about mental health in a high performance culture
High Absence Rates
Lynsey from Babcock talks about their approach after noticing high absence rates.
The Importance of Senior Leadership
Glasgow City Council looked at the importance of senior leadership buy in.
Creating an Action Plan
The Safer Communities Directorate in the Scottish Government on creating an action plan.
Facilitating Mental Health Awareness Sessions
Volunteer Sharon on developing and facilitating mental health awareness sessions in workplaces.
Case Studies from an Employee's Perspective
Hear from people who have struggled with their mental on what helped, and what made it harder for them as employees.
Mental Health and Management
Football manager Neil Lennon uses his experience of depression to help his players
Pressure from Management
Our volunteer Susan speaks about being treated differently when she was struggling.
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