MINDFUL EMPLOYER is...
About supporting employers to support mental wellbeing at work
MINDFUL EMPLOYER is not...
An accreditation, award or quality standards
About adding to your workload or judging what you do
NEW: Working with Anxiety
Newest Charter Signatories
(As at 22 September 2016)
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
HM Courts & Tribunals Service
Open Briefing, Penzance
V Learning Net, Launceston
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon
Citizens Advice Newcastle
Advice Support Knowledge Information, Croydon
Best Practice People Ltd, Crawley
First City Nursing Services, Swindon
The Speech Language Communication Company (SLCo), Dundee
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.
Charter for Employers
Addaction, Asda, AXA PPP Healthcare, Aunt Bessie's, Big Lottery Fund, Care Quality Commission, Caterpillar, Dept of Health, Dept for Work & Pensions, Emma Bridgewater, Great Ormond Street Hospital, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, ITN, learndirect, Macmillan Cancer Support, Met Office, Morrisons, Nationwide, Premier Foods, Public Health England, Santander UK, Serco, The Children's Society, Volunteering Matters...
... are among the hundreds of 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 1,500 employers have been signatories at some point since the initiative began in 2004. The Charter is a voluntary commitment. 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.
Over 1.4 million people work for Charter signatories. Any employer can sign the Charter - small, medium or large, public, private or voluntary sector. More details and a list of all the current signatories are shown on the Charter page and on our UK pages. If you are an employer from outside of the UK please contact us.