Ahead for health DVD

Last reviewed on 26/11/2012 14:03

'Ahead for health' tackles the subject of mental health at work. The DVD encourages workers to think about their mental health and realise that there are some simple, everyday ways to stay well. It also aims to reduce stigma by giving people the confidence to discuss mental health openly in the workplace. The DVD was developed with the support of a number of companies to raise the subject of mental health in male dominated industries.



Order a copy to use at formal training or toolbox talk sessions by filling out this form. You can also download a transcript of this trailer.


When using the DVD we suggest you support it with following things:

  • Tell your staff about in-work support, such as occupational health or employee assistance programmes and suggest helplines such as Breathing Space and Samaritans.
  • Advise anyone with concerns about their mental health to see their GP.
  • Ensure everyone at work is aware of the impact of mental health, particularly those with supervisory responsibilities.

Many thanks to the organisations who helped us produce this DVD: BAE Systems Naval Ships, Brookfield Multiplex, Mercury, Dunne and UCATT.

The DVD is also available in full on NHS Health Scotland's YouTube channel.