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About Us

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.



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.

Andrea Adey, Human Resources Business Partner, Exeter City Council (Public sector; large employer)
Carole Pilley, Development Manager, Exeter Community Initiatives (Voluntary sector; small employer)
Darran Armitage, Deputy Director of Workforce & OD, Devon Partnership NHS Trust (Public sector; large employer)
Debbie Avery, Westbank (Voluntary Sector; medium-sized employer)
Karen Griffiths, Occupational Health Adviser, University of Exeter (Public sector; large employer)
Rachel Ackland, Mental Health & Welfare Advisor, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary (Public sector; large employer) 
Sarah Judd
, Practice & HR Manager, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors (Private sector; medium size employer)
Tom Bromwich, Director, PLUSS (Social enterprise, medium size employer & partnership organisation) 
Vacant (Private sector employer)

Partnership Organisations

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
Brighter Berkshire Mental Health
Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind 
Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service
Humber NHS Foundation Trust
in Hull
Improveon in Dorset
InterAct in Essex
Leeds Mind/WorkPlace Leeds
Mandy Rutter Consultancy in Milton Keynes
Mindful Workplace Wellbeing - UK wide
Mind Matters Training Ltd in Barnsley
New Leaf Life Design
in Somerset
in Bristol
in Huddersfield
Sheffield Mind
Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service

Stephen Loft in London & South East
Swindon Mind
Talk Works in Newcastle
The Engaging People Company in Norfolk
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind
 in Romsey, Hants 
UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association (UK EAPA) - UK wide
West Norfolk Mind

We are also pleased to work with Fresh Thinking Labs in providing the Good Work and Mental Wellbeing Lab.

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 are very grateful to...


who kindly sponsored an improvement to this website in 2016.

And the following Charter signatories, employers and supporting organisations who kindly sponsored the redesign of this website in 2013:

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Connect Housing Association Ltd  
East Devon Council
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Trust
Home Focus
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Network for Change
S2R (a Charter signatory & one of our Partnership Organisations)
Triangulate (one of our Partnership Organisations)

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