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Thriving at Work UK Guide


A Guide to creating mentally healthy workplaces


The  MindForward Alliance's  Thriving at Work UK Guide is a framework of standards for organisations in the UK to adopt in developing their wellbeing strategies, based on existing good practice in business. The Guide was first launched in 2018 and was based on the Stevenson/Farmer ‘Thriving at Work review of mental health and employers’.

In 2020, we  updated the Guide  to capture the new innovations and more in-depth approaches we have seen in workplace mental health, since our first Guide was launched. In this new Guide, we go further by:

  • Introducing new Standards
  • Having a stronger focus on inclusion and diversity and the intersectionality with mental health
  • Providing a more ambitious set of actions for employers to adopt and lead the way in creating mentally healthy workplaces

The  Thriving at Work UK Guide has been created collaboratively with our UK Members, for our Members. It sets out suggested interventions and practices to achieve the standards.

Download the Thriving at Work UK Guide

Members can log in to access the guide. Contact us if you need help logging in.


We conduct an annual bench-marking assessment with our members against the standards. Non-members can also purchase the assessment on an individual basis. 


Our Global Thriving at Work Framework is aimed at organisations that are either seeking to develop global mental health and wellbeing approaches or as a baseline for the development of programmes of work in countries and/or cities that are starting their journey.

It does not replace existing local Thriving at Work Guides but sits above these as an overarching framework.