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 26 April 2016)
Epping Forest District Council
Disability Sport Wales
Macmillan Cancer Support
NHS Litigation Authority, London
Flourish Psychology Ltd, Plymouth
Transform Lives Company, Preston, Lancs
Diocese of Liverpool
Stafford Borough Council
Age UK Exeter
Conwy County Borough Council
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
ACAS, Asda, AXA PPP Healthcare, Aunt Bessie's, Big Lottery Fund, BIS, Cafcass, Care Quality Commission, Caterpillar, Dept of Health, Dept for Work & Pensions, Emma Bridgewater, Great Ormond Street Hospital, learndirect, Macmillan Cancer Support, Met Office, Morrisons, Nationwide, Premier Foods, Reed, 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 1,450 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.