What can be done to promote wellbeing?

Wellbeing is not just a characteristic of the individual – it is also produced by the environments that we are in and how we interact with them.  We can therefore intervene at both the environment and the individual level:

Examples of interventions include:



Training for:

  • Resilience
  • Coping skills
  • Problem solving
  • Relaxation
  • Changing how we think
  • Counselling/EAP

Policies on:

  • Anti-bullying
  • Leadership
  • Social activities
  • Sports activities
  • Equality
  • Induction into the workplace
  • Work organisation
  • Job design




If you would like to know more about these and other approaches to promoting mental wellbeing in the workplace, you can go to the MHP-Handbooks website:

EU-OSHA has also been active in the field and has produced a report which provides examples of good practice which can be found at:

They have also produced a report on why employers might get involved in  mental health and wellbeing promotion which can be found at:

There are a number of good guidelines available to help employers undertake mental wellbeing promotion programmes.  One the most comprehensive available produced a handbook for helping employers implement mental health promotion activities. 

Training is also available for workplace actors who wish to undertake mental health promotion.  An online training course in the area has been produced which is free to all users as part of the European funded MINDHEALTH project.  This can be found at:

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