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    and be positive about mental health

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    because your staff are your business

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    and reduce sickness absence costs 

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    by equipping & training your managers


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    by investing in workforce wellbeing 

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    and retain valued and experienced staff 



MINDFUL EMPLOYER® is a NHS initiative run by Workways, a service of Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Workways supports people with a mental health condition to find or remain in employment. MINDFUL EMPLOYER was developed by employers in Exeter and launched in 2004. Initially intended as a purely local initiative, it has since developed throughout the UK and has been launched abroad. MINDFUL EMPLOYER has been recommended as good practice by the UK government and other national organisations. Click for Frequently Asked Questions


MINDFUL EMPLOYER is a Registered Trade Mark of Devon Partnership NHS Trust and the logo can only be used by Charter signatories and Partnership Organisations (see below). If you have any concerns please read our comments and complaints procedure or contact us to discuss.



We are delighted that the following people have agreed to be Patrons for the initiative:

Prof Sir Cary Cooper, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester

Helen England, CEO, Livability

Adam Spreadbury, Senior Manager & Mental Health Advocate, Bank of England

Click here to read more about them.



The initiative is overseen and supported by a Advisory Group drawn from different specialisms, sizes and sectors of employers and partnership organisations. All members kindly give their time voluntarily.

Carole Pilley, Development Manager, Exeter Community Initiatives (Voluntary sector; small employer)
Darran Armitage, Associate Director of Workforce & OD, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (Public sector; large employer)
Debbie Avery, Head of Operations, Westbank (Voluntary Sector; medium-sized employer)
Jess Hobbs, Head of Workforce Operations, Devon Partnership NHS Trust (Public sector, large employer)
Karen Griffiths, Occupational Health Adviser, University of Exeter (Public sector; large employer)
Neil White, Head of Organisational Development, Dartmoor National Park Authority (Public sector; medium-sized employer)
Rachel Ackland
, Mental Health & Welfare Advisor, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary (Public sector; large employer) 
Roy Poole, ER Manager, Numatic International (Private sector; large employer)
Sarah Judd
, Practice & HR Manager, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors (Private sector; medium size employer)
Vickie Ward, HR Manager, PLUSS (Social enterprise, medium size employer & partnership organisation) 



We have informal partnership agreements with a range of organisations across the UK. They are able to provide support to their local employers and they also promote MINDFUL EMPLOYER to businesses and organisations in their area. This free arrangement enables other organisations to show that they work in partnership with MINDFUL EMPLOYER and to display the logo alongside their own. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

Partnership agreements have been signed with:

Anxiety UK - UK wide
Bamboo Mental Health in Norfolk
Big Ambitions CIC in Doncaster, Rotherham & Sheffield
Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind 
HR Fit for Purpose
Humber NHS Foundation Trust
 in Hull
 in Dorset
InterAct in Essex
Leeds Mind/WorkPlace Leeds
Mandy Rutter Consultancy in Milton Keynes
Mind Matters Training Ltd in Barnsley
New Leaf Life Design
in Somerset
in Bristol
in Huddersfield
Sheffield Mind

Springfield Mind in Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Stockport & District Mind
Swindon Mind
Talk Works in Newcastle
The Engaging People Company in Norfolk
 in Romsey, Hants 
UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association (UK EAPA) - UK wide
Wellment in London & South East
West Norfolk Mind
Work Well Hub - UK wide

Internationally, MINDFUL EMPLOYER is run independently by...

Almont Pty Ltd  in Australia
Mary Ann Baynton & Associates Consulting in Canada
Action Plus in Greece
Platform Charitable Trust in New Zealand 

We also have partnership agreements with Mentality and in the Republic of Ireland


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