MINDFUL EMPLOYER is...
About supporting employers to support mental wellbeing at work
MINDFUL EMPLOYER is not...
About adding to your workload or judging what you do
An accreditation, award or quality standards
Newest Charter Signatories
(As at 6 October 2015)
Springfield Mind, Stratford upon Avon
Hartpury College, Gloucestershire
Positive Steps, Oldham
Myerscough College, Preston
Stockton Sixth Form College, Stockton on Tees
NHS Kernow, Cornwall
Scottish Courts & Tribunal Service
Leicester City NHS Clinical Commissioning Group
Shared Lives South West, Redruth
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service
Being a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®
- Shows employees and others that you are a good employer
- Expresses corporate social responsibility
- Reduces staff and training costs
- Helps towards complying with legislation (e.g. Equality Act & HSE)
- Reduces sickness absence
- Enhances customer service
- Improves productivity
- Helps retain staff who have experienced discrimination in the past
- Makes for a healthier workplace
Developed, led and supported by employers, MINDFUL EMPLOYER® provides businesses and organisations with easier access to information and support for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions.
Whether you run your own business or organisation, are a manager or an employee, finding the right information can be very time-consuming. This website aims to carries most things in one place. You'll find a wealth of information about the law, good practice, managing mental health, training and organisations who can help together with publications for managers and staff.
With the right support, you can deliver your business and people with a mental health condition can stay in work.
Charter for Employers
Over 1.2 million people work for employers who are signatories to the Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
The Charter is just one part of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® initiative and over 1,300 employers have been signatories at some point since the initiative began in 2004. The Charter is a voluntary agreement seeking to support employers in working within the spirit of its positive approach. It's not an accreditation, award or a set of quality standards but is about working towards the principles of it – signing up is a step along a journey not the end of it. It is completely voluntary.
ACAS, AXA PPP Healthcare, Aunt Bessie's, Big Lottery Fund, BIS, Care Quality Commission, Caterpillar, Dept of Health, Dept for Work & Pensions, Emma Bridgewater Ltd, E.ON plc, Great Ormond Street Hospital, learndirect, Met Office, Morrisons, Nationwide Building Society, Premier Foods, Reed, Remploy Ltd, The Children's Society, Volunteering Matters (formerly CSV)
Any employer can sign the Charter - small, medium or large, public, private or voluntary sector. More details and a full list of current signatories are on the Charter page and also shown by location on our UK pages. If you are an employer from outside of the UK please contact us.