The Wellbeing at Work workstream is focused on reviewing existing resources, such as those provided by the Company Partner Wellbeing Space, and enhancing these to ensure that research practitioners and employers have the support they need.  

Great people make great organisations. The wellbeing workstream is looking to promote positive change for better wellbeing at work in the research sector. We want the MRS to be at the forefront of driving change, and we want to do this by leading by example by providing resources for Members and Company Partners. We will do this in partnership with other MRS initiatives, the wider People and Talent Programme and the MRS/Opinium Mental Health survey.

Wellbeing workstream objectives:
  • Drive action from more agencies and client-side organisations to implement wellbeing strategies with their teams 
  • Provide practical resources (e.g. toolkits, inspiration) for those looking for help in developing and implementing wellbeing strategies
  • Success stories to share examples and bring to life
  • Create a strong network of experts: go to people and services who specialise in these areas - including Mindful Business Charter
Wellbeing resources:


Mental Wellbeing in the Sector: See the survey results and presentations from the Mental Wellbeing in Research surveys 2020, 2021 and 2022.

  1. Top Tips for Setting Boundaries When Working from Home
  2. The Challenges and Opportunities of Online Communication
  3. The Future of the Office 
  4. The Positives to Gain from Blended Working 
  5. Return to Work – An Employee Survey
  6. Return to Work Plans: Important Factors to Consider 
  7. Remote by Default
  8. Flexible - the new default
  9. Starting a new job remotely

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