Resources for Stoke and Staffordshire

FSB Covid-19 Business Support Hub

A wealth of information on a whole range of subjects that business owners might find useful at this time:

Find out more about the Business Support Hub

FSB ‘Looking after your Mental Health’ Resources

Further resources to support the mental health of yourself and others during the pandemic.

Find out more about 'Looking after your Mental Health'

FSB Blog ‘It’s OK to Talk About Mental Health’: 

Read the blog

Totally Torus Employee Assistance Programme: 

Torus Wellbeing Employee Assistance Programme can support you in understanding the impact poor health has on your workforce.  Acting to prevent problems and creating a culture of transparency and support within an organisation is vital for a healthy workforce. 

The programme offers a mental health scheme in conjunction with a physical health programme, providing optimum health provision for you and your staff. You will have access to several strategic partners who are experts in the field of occupational health, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, business coaches, financial advisors, and wealth management consultants.

 Find out more about the programme 

Online Mental Health First Aid Training

This course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider and the content is provided by Mental Health First Aid England. Learning takes place in an online hub with a mix of self study reading, videos, live sessions for group discussion and case study activities. Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

By the end of the session you will gain:

For further information contact Lynda@openroadlearning.co.uk or 

Visit the Open Road Learning website

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

Vocational rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary intervention offered to those with physical, psychological and/or social difficulties enabling a return to work or preventing loss of work.

Vocational Rehabilitation Association UK (VRA) is leading the professional delivery of effective vocational rehabilitation, offering independent support and advice. VRA has several tools and resources that will assist employers and employees within the workplace including support when returning to work after a period of absence, mental health support and occupational health. Examples of techniques used in VR include:

Find out how VRA could support your organisation

Health 2 Employment 

H2E help roll out the Access to Work scheme across central England on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. We are a specialist healthcare company, providing a variety of products and services including welfare to work, pre-employment support for those who have disabilities and our bespoke corporate One Occupational Health service.