The Work
Health Hub

The Work Health Hub is an online platform for organisations, that will support them driving positive mental health and wellbeing forward in their workplace. 


The mission of the Work Health Hub is to empower and support everyone in the workplace to create a culture that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing.


The University of Derby was successful in becoming a partner in the Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) in July 2019. The main aim of MHPP is to reduce absence and presenteeism related to poor mental health and reduce the stigma and discrimination around mental health in the workplace.

MHPP has worked with organisations across the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area (D2N2), Stoke and Staffordshire and the Marches supporting them to integrate effective health and wellbeing interventions into their workplace, influencing culture, employee engagement and productivity. 

Through our work with MHPP, we have identified several gaps in existing wellbeing provision, including:

The Work Health Hub will draw upon our experience working with organisations across a variety of sectors and provide:

The Work Health Hub is underpinned by 6 pillars


Learning Community

A learning community, housing research, resources and practical tools to support you in your quest to build a resilient and engaged workforce. 

Online Courses 

Access to our new, 10-module, self-led course, 'leading wellbeing at work,' guiding you through a clear process to ensure you keep mental health on your agenda and support your staff in an effective way. Members will also have access to a range of courses that will enhance their knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing.


4 online events during the year, drawing upon the latest research, and hosted by professional guest speakers, focusing on different issues that employees may be presented with, and how you as their employer can support them.

Support directory

Bringing together experts in the field and useful contact details for organisations who can support mental health and wellbeing.

News and research

Presenting the latest news and research in the field of mental health. This will also link our academics and researchers into organisations, acting as a conduit for knowledge exchange.

Solution finder

A solution finder where you can post questions and challenges you may be facing, enabling our online panel of experts in the mental health and wellbeing field, to offer potential solutions, and liaise with you directly to drive this forward.


These prices will be reviewed in January 2024.

Our Consultancy Offer

Part of the offer from the Work Health Hub is to provide consultancy for organisations across the UK. If you are looking to take a strategic and proactive approach to wellbeing, our consultancy offer is a good place to start.

We will work with you to define and plan elements such as objectives, measurements and frameworks, employee engagement, interventions, and communications.   

The process involves a set of steps outlined here:

  1. Deep dive - exploring your culture, values and objectives
  2. Employee engagement - listening and responding to employee voice
  3. Strategy - designing and agreeing the approach to move forward
  4. Communications - supporting you to drive forward an open and transparent culture
  5. Interventions - implementation of a range of wellbeing interventions
  6. Collaboration - empowering everyone in the organisation to drive forward positive change
  7. Impact - continuously evaluate strategy and interventions to ensure effectiveness

This is a model that has been proven over the last 4 years with the team's work with employers across the region as part of the Mental Health Productivity Pilot.

Our consultancy is available in 3 tiers:

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
  • Deep dive conversation
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis and report
  • 2 x learning sessions
  • Recommendations and action plan
  • Guidance for initial communications and effective mental health and wellbeing strategy
  • Deep dive conversation
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis and report
  • 4 x learning sessions
  • Recommendations and action plan
  • Guidance for initial communications and effective mental health and wellbeing strategy
  • Deep dive conversation
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis and report 
  • 6 x learning sessions
  • Recommendations and action plan
  • Guidance for initial communications and effective mental health and wellbeing strategy 
  • Recruitment and selection of Wellbeing champions
  • Training for Wellbeing Champions
  • Toolkit and ongoing support for Wellbeing Champions
Price: £2160 Price: £3600 Price: £6000

Get involved

If you have an interest in mental health, wellbeing, business growth, productivity and sustainability, and want to get involved, please contact Kate Wood - MHPP and Work Health Hub Manager, and Nardia O'Connor - MHPP and Work Health Hub Project Support, 

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Kate Wood
Project Manager Mental Health and Productivity Pilot

Kate works in the Research & Knowledge Exchange Office and brings over 20 years experience in business development and management, specialising in the area of mental health. A drive for positive mental wellbeing in all sectors is at the heart of her role and she feels honoured to lead the project.


Nardia O'Connor
Work Health Hub & Mental Health & Productivity Pilot - Project Development

Nardia is part of the Research & Knowledge Exchange Team and works on the Work Health Hub project as well as the Mental Health & Productivity Pilot Project. She is passionate about positively supporting those struggling with mental ill health and working towards breaking the associated stigma.