Mental Health Pathway

Helping our Group Income Protection customers get the right mental health support as early as possible.


According to Mind, 1 in 6 people experience a mental health problem like anxiety and depression each week.1 While employers want to do the best for their staff, we know that tackling mental health in the workplace, and knowing where to turn for the right support can be difficult and confusing.

  • 300,000 people leave their jobs each year because of long-term mental health problems2
  • Only half (51%) of employees feel comfortable talking about mental health issues in the workplace3
  • 39% of people have experienced poor mental health where work was a contributing factor4


What are the challenges faced by the workplace in supporting Mental Health?

As a HR Director what would you like to be able to offer your staff?

What is the Mental Health Pathway and who is it for?

Unum’s Mental Health Pathway is a set of services you can access to support your workplace or an individual employee.

It provides quick and easy access to comprehensive support for any mental health issue or query, whether that’s developing a mentally healthy and resilient workplace, creating a broader workplace wellbeing plan, or supporting someone who is struggling or off work with a specific mental health issue.

Unum's Group Income Protection customers (or their employees) can access the Pathway at pathway@unum.co.uk

One of our trained health professionals will contact you within 48 hours to discuss your needs.

Key benefits of our Mental Health Pathway include:

Getting started

We offer a bespoke mental health and wellbeing consultation service. We can review your current mental health and wellbeing initiatives, and support you to:

  • implement a mental health at work plan
  • develop mental health awareness
  • encourage conversations about mental health
  • improve working conditions and
  • monitor employee mental health and wellbeing

Click here for more information on how we can help or email the Pathway at pathway@unum.co.uk to arrange your consultation.

Mental health and wellbeing support for businesses and employees

Quick access to specialist support when mental health or wellbeing concerns are first raised.

Early intervention

If the early window of opportunity for addressing mental health problems is missed, it can trigger a domino effect. A problem can escalate to the point where someone no longer feels able to continue with their normal life, including their ability to work. Early support can address any issues more easily and help prevent longer-term problems.

Easy access

If you’re unsure which services you need or have a mental health-related question, contact us at pathway@unum.co.uk to speak directly to one of our specialist teams.

1 https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/statistics-and-facts-about-mental-health/how-common-are-mental-health-problems
2 Thriving at work - Stevenson / Farmer Oct 2017
3 The Prince’s Responsible Business Network – Time to take ownership – Mental health at work report 2019
4 The Prince’s Responsible Business Network – Time to take ownership – Mental health at work report 2019