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
About mindfulness - but that is a helpful approach for some
Let's Talk - helping you to have the conversation
MINDFUL EMPLOYER: Making a Difference
Newest Charter Signatories
(As at 22 November 2017)
Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL)
David Luke Ltd, Manchester
Canopy Housing Project, Leeds
Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
City of Lincoln Council
Exterion Media, London
Mind in West Essex
Carnell Support Services, Staffordshire
AbbeyCare, Haywards Heath
Scottish Youth Parliament
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. Sign up for our monthly e-mail newsletter and read the current edition now.
Charter for Employers
Asda, AXA PPP Healthcare, Aunt Bessie's, Care Quality Commission, Caterpillar, Dept of Health, Dept for Work & Pensions, Emma Bridgewater, GKN Aerospace, Great Ormond Street Hospital, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, ITN, Macmillan Cancer Support, Met Office, Morrisons, Musicians Union, Nestlé, NHS England, Numatic, Portakabin, Public Health England, Reed, Santander UK, Serco, Serious Fraud Office, The Children's Society...
... 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 1,750 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 1.5 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.
MINDFUL EMPLOYER Plus is a service exclusively for organisations who are Charter signatories. MINDFUL EMPLOYER Plus provides confidential telephone support for staff and managers for just £1+VAT per person per year. Download Key Points or, if you're already a Charter signatory, sign up for MINDFUL EMPLOYER Plus now.