We are delighted to announce that the second phase of the survey on workplace mental health is now live. Full details follow, but to take part, click here.
As an organisation with 37 members, we now have a unique opportunity to involve large numbers of City employees in shaping future action on mental health at work. As an employee of a member organisation, you are invited to take part in a short survey which is being administered by the CMHA Data and Research Lead, Helen Davies. You are welcome to contact Helen (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions and she has provided the following background to assist you in deciding whether to complete the survey.
Why should I participate?
CMHA members asked us to offer their staff the chance to complete an externally-administered survey on a range of wellbeing and mental health questions. They anticipate this will make it easier for more colleagues to get involved, in turn helping employers to shape workplace mental health programmes to support staff.
Your participation is vital if we are to truly understand how the mental health of our City workforce is being supported.
How will you protect confidentiality?
The CMHA takes seriously the need to respect and protect personal information, and your employer shares this commitment. They are supporting the survey on the basis that your answers will not be shared with them, other than in the form of aggregate findings collated from all responses.
You will not be asked for your name and are not required to tell us who you work for although you will be invited to do so (by sector and/or organisation). You do not need to disclose any personal demographic information (for example, your age, gender or ethnicity) but will be invited to do so.
Please feel free to withhold any information if this will make it possible for you to respond. However, if you are able to tell us a bit about yourself, this will help the CMHA to get a better sense of what is most helpful for diverse staff working in a range of situations.
What will happen if I choose to get involved?
The short survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. It uses questions from a range of recognised staff surveys and research so we can compare CMHA responses with others to help us understand what we’re doing well and what we might need to focus more effort on. The survey also offers the opportunity for you to tell us some views in free text which will be analysed into themes and not reported individually. CMHA members asked us to include this option so you can include feedback or suggestions which ‘drop-down’ menus might not include.
You will send your response to the survey platform and anonymised responses will then be sent to the CMHA Data and Research Lead for analysis. It you prefer, you can complete a hard copy of the survey and post it to Helen Davies at MHFA England, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH.
How will the survey findings be disseminated?
Your anonymised response will be included in analysis alongside all other responses. When we share findings from the survey, we will only ever do where more than 20 people have responded in a particular way to specific questions. For example, we might report some results by gender across all CMHA organisations, but would not report them by sector if this could pose any risk that it might be possible to speculate which staff responded.
Headline findings based on anonymised data will be shared with CMHA members and some will also be available on the members’ area of the CMHA website. We may also reference relevant findings in future research carried out by the network. We will only share key messages from the survey more widely if doing so is likely to support the CMHA’s work to challenge stigma and promote positive conversations and action on workplace mental health. Prior to doing so we will take advice from our members’ communications leads to agree what is shared and where.
If you want a copy of the aggregate findings sent to you direct, please email Helen Davies (email@example.com) to request you are added to a blind copy mailing list.
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