See Me in Work
See Me in Work is our free offer of support to those employers in Scotland that are committed to creating mentally healthy workplaces free of stigma and discrimination
See Me in Work Programme
See Me in work is a four step improvement plan for workplaces to make continuous improvements to their culture, practice and policies, to directly tackle stigma and discrimination.
We support organisations to become See Me in Work partners, by improve the working lives of employees with mental health problems, encourage an equal and fair recruiting process for those seeking employment and ensure those returning to work following ill-health are fully supported back into the workplace.
We also provide information on other benefits to your business, such as the potential monetary savings you can make by creating a stigma free culture where people are properly support with their mental health.
Sign up and get involved
Contact See Me, register your interest to undertake the See Me in Work programme then take the first steps to tackling discrimination.Find out more
Senior Management Buy In
To undertake the programme it's vital you get senior management buy in and a commitment to respond to the results of the survey with a practical plan of action.
Calculate the cost of mental health for your organisation and estimate potential savings.
Contact See Me
Register your interest in the See Me in Work programme
Gather a baseline
This is done through a staff survey to find out employees views on the mental health support available at the organisation.
The baseline covers:
- In work support
- Returning to work
- Organisational culture
Create an action plan
Analyse the survey results and create an initial one year action plan which will focus on the areas most in need.Find out more
See Me get the anonymous data back from the survey, analyse it and provide you with a report
Create an Action Plan
The action plan will be based on areas of improvement (and good practice) identified through the survey.
This will also include what training might be useful, and in what order, to maximise behaviour change and secure sustainability.
The initial plan will last for one year.
Transform your practice
Transform your organisation by putting your one year plan into action.Find out more
Policy and procedures
Ensure policy and procedures include points to address stigma and discrimination and legal requirements are met.
Training management and staff
Develop a training programme to ensure managers can support staff who are experiencing mental health issues.
Provide awareness raising sessions for staff so they understand the impact of stigma and discrimination, policies, and know where to get help.
Review and Continue
After reviewing the second staff survey, develop a new action plan.Find out more
Share your successes with colleagues and develop good practice case studies.
A year after the action plan is implemented the baseline survey is redone to see how things have changed during the period.
Develop plans for next key actions you wish to take.
Continuous review and learning
Keep staff engaged by listening to feedback. Learn from successes and what could be done better.
Read our See Me in Work resources covering what you need to know while going through the See Me in Work process.
Making the case to your employer
The Legal, Moral and Business Case. Why is it important to consider mental health in the workplace?
Discrimination; an employee guide
What can you do if you think have been discriminated against unlawfully by my employer?
Discrimination; an employer guide
What can employers do to prevent unlawful discrimination in the workplace and support employees with mental health problems?
Top tips when applying for a job
Top 10 things you should know about your rights when applying for a job
Talking about mental health in work
Things to consider when starting a conversation with a colleague, or as a manager