MINDFUL EMPLOYER is...
About supporting you & your staff
MINDFUL EMPLOYER is not...
About judging what you do
An accreditation, award or quality standards
About adding to your workload
Newest Charter Signatories
(As at 26 May 2015)
The Homes and Communities Agency, London
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Durham Christian Partnership
Northwards Housing, Manchester
Cestria Community Housing, Chester-le-Street
PAM Group, Warrington
Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing
Cobel Recruitment Specialists, London
Hawkes Associates (UK) Limited, Aberdeen
Giroscope Ltd, Hull
Being a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®
- Shows others and your own staff that you are a good employer
- Expresses your corporate social responsibility
- Reduces recruitment and training costs
- Helps towards complying with legislation (e.g. Equality Act & HSE)
- Reduces sickness levels
- Enhances customer service
- Improves productivity
- Makes you more attractive to people with mental health issues and others
- Helps you retain staff who have experienced discrimination in the past
- Makes yours 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 1.3 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 or a set of quality standards nor a policy or target but 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, BIS, Care Quality Commission, Caterpillar, Dept of Health, Dept for Work & Pensions, Emma Bridgewater Ltd, E.ON plc, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Home Office, learndirect, Lloyds Pharmacy (part of Celesio UK), Met Office, Morrisons, Nationwide Building Society, Premier Foods, Reed, 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.