Mental Health Aware
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The independent accreditation scheme for successful mental health aware organisations.

Show the world your commitment to your staff.

Based on evidence, research and guidance, including:

  • ACAS
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Mental Health Foundation
  • National Institute for Clinical Excellence
  • Thriving at Work Leadership Council
  • World Health Organisation
What is the Tick?

The Mental Health Tick is a validation of an organisation’s continuous efforts to create a mental health aware business environment. While training and risk assessments are important, it takes a culture and a community to make mental health support effective across an organisation. Mental health support needs to be embedded in the entire organisation and reflected in it’s policies, practises, and values. 

Who is eligible to receive The Mental Health Tick ?

  • Demonstrate organisational commitment to support staff member's mental health needs
  • Provide mental health training and education for the staff at all levels
  • Evidence employee engagement and supportive culture 

Benefits of the Mental Health Tick:

  • Independent accreditation of your provision
  • Increase staff loyalty and commitment to the workplace
  • Attract new employees as you evidence to be amongst the best employers to work for.

Three Core Elements

Based on guidance from organisations like NICE, ACAS or the Mental Health Foundation, there are three core elements to a mental health aware organisation recognised by the Mental Health Tick:


A mentally healthy organisation is one that recognises the importance of mental health and wellbeing across the organisation. It is not just the responsibility of Health and Safety or Occupational Health, there is an organisation-wide strategy in place.


It takes action from the top down to set the values, ethos and culture of the organisation and make it alright to recognise the full spectrum of mental health (from good wellbeing down). Right culture and access to a support network enables people to talk about their experiences and receive the help that they need.

Training and Development

An organisation that seeks to support mental health needs will invest in staff training and educational programs for employees at all levels. There are staff trained to assist and signposts to appropriate support services, which are available to all staff. 


Organisations complete a self-assessment showing their response to each criteria, list their evidence and self-rate themselves Bronze, Silver or Gold.

Inform staff

Organisations make sure staff are informed of the assessment and offered the opportunity to feed into the assessment.

Assessment Process

1 - Application

Organisations submit their self-assessment and evidence.

2 - Assessment

The assessor will interview some staff and undertake an assessment of the submission and evidence.

3 - Verification and Award

Assessments are verified by our Internal Verifier and organisations are provided with their accreditation report.

Next Steps


Our team will help you to successfully complete the application. Contact us today!

Find out more

Contact us to receive more information on how the Tick benefits your staff and your business.  


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