Workplace Equality Fund

As part of the Workplace Equality Fund See Me are working with four major employers to tackle stigma and discrimination in their organisations through a tailored consultancy approach.

Scotrail, Burness Paull LLP, Apex Hotels and Babcock signed up to the pilot to embed a more inclusive, stigma free working environment focused on mental health.

The companies completed a needs assessment, which included an organisational profile, staff survey and interviews which highlighted issues around:

  • The disclosure environment.
  • Managerial behaviours.
  • Organisational process challenges.
  • Cultural barriers.
  • Self-stigma.

See Me then supported the companies to develop improvement plans based on the findings from the needs assessment. Activities included:

  • Mental Health First Aid training.
  • Better communication of support resources.
  • Creation and implementation of mental health policies.
  • Development of information apps.
  • Creation of support resources.
  • Reviewing return to work processes.
  • Staff testimony videos.
  • Well-being spaces.

We also worked with the organisations to create a light and accessible tool to improve the quality of mental health conversations between managers and staff called “Let’s Chat”

The companies have all committed to maintain and build on the early success of their improvement work over to continue moving towards creating workplaces free from stigma and discrimination.

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