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May Newsletter

Posted by Richard on 8 May, 2018

MINDFUL EMPLOYER abroad 

We are pleased to announce that we have entered in to partnership agreements with two organisations in the Republic of Ireland. Mentality and yeradu.com are both based in Dublin and will be helping to develop the initiative there. 

One of our new Charter signatories is Kaufman Law, P.C based in Atlanta, Georgia and they have become the first signatory from the USA.

 

Charter signatories continue to increase 

Nearly 90 employers have signed the Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health so far this year, compared to 53 in the same period last year. This is a great surge of interest and continues to show how employers (contrary to some other publicity you might read…!) really are taking active steps to support the mental wellbeing of their staff. Recent new signatories are: 

Assistants at Hand   Plymouth

Avtrade Limited Sayers Common  West Sussex

Catholic Care   Leeds

CFH Docmail  Radstock Somerset

Coach Forever Ltd   Milton Keynes

Coast to Coast Caravans Ltd  Milford Haven

Co-operatives UK Ltd  Manchester

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service   

DTP Group   Leeds

Enzen Global Ltd   Solihull

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce   

IETG & 40Seven Ltd   Leeds

Imperial College London   

KnownFour Ltd  Harpenden Herts

Mentis Training and Consultancy Ltd  Wigan

Metro Centre Limited  London

MHFA England CIC London 

Missing Link Bristol 

Optix Solutions  Exeter

Pendle Education Trust  Nelson Lancashire

Pennine MSK Partnership Ltd  Oldham

Princess Alice Hospice Esher 

Selwood Housing Trowbridge 

St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice  Winsford

The St Christopher School Academy Trust Leigh on Sea  Essex

UK Telematics   Wrexham

University of Huddersfield   

University of Plymouth Students' Union   

Winchester Science Centre   

Woughton Community Council  Milton Keynes

Zed Books   London 

Any employer, any size, any sector, anywhere can sign this voluntary, aspirational commitment. Click here for more information.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week 

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on stress. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation there are plenty of resources available.

 

Ways to work with Workways 

Workways (which is part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust and runs MINDFUL EMPLOYER) is expanding its support service for people who are not employed across the whole of Devon. We have vacancies for Band 5 Employment Specialists and Band 4 Employment Coaches based in either Torbay, South, North or West Devon. The roles will involve assisting Workways’ clients to find paid employment – using the evidenced based Individual Placement & Support (IPS) approach.  Experience of supporting employers and helping people with a health condition (preferably mental health-related) to find employment are essential to the role. We also have a vacancy for Band 3 Business Administration Support at Workways in Exminster, near Exeter.

 

New Affiliate Trainers 

During the last few months we have developed a network of Affiliate Trainers who have helped us increase our capacity to meet the ever growing demand for mental health awareness workshops. These Affiliates have been trained by ourselves to deliver some of our workshops and are based in different parts of the UK. To find out more about the workshops we can deliver to managers and other staff on your premises and also our ‘open workshops’ please visit our website or contact kim.hewett@nhs.net

 

Getting up to date 

With apologies for the lack of a newsletter in April… we are delighted to welcome Mandy McLellan as our new Business Support Administrator. Mandy brings  a wealth of administrative and other experience and not only is she working her way through the backlog which built up in our recent staff changes but she is gradually getting to grips with all the various systems we have in place. Mandy can be contacted at the number shown below and through mandy.mclellan@nhs.net if you have any admin enquiries. She is working Mondays, Fridays and also Tuesday afternoons.

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