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  • Be a

    and be positive about mental health

  • Be a

    because your staff are your business

  • Be a

    and reduce sickness absence costs 

  • Be a

    by equipping & training your managers


  • Be a

    by investing in workforce wellbeing 

  • Be a

    and retain valued and experienced staff 


  • 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.

Throughout the site, simply click on pink text for a link to more information or website or a button for something to download.

With the right support, you can deliver your business and people with a mental health condition can stay in work. 

.... Click here to find out about being a MINDFUL EMPLOYER


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.

Signatories include:

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.

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